The wind just blows

I have simply stopped arguing with reality. How do I know the wind should blow? It’s blowing. How do I know this is the highest order? It’s happening.

Arguing with ‘what is’ is like teaching a cat to bark. It’s not very fulfilling… The way I know that reality is good is that when I argue the point I experience tension, fear and frustration. I lose – not sometimes, but 100% of the time. It just doesn’t feel natural inside: no balance, no connection. I want reality to change? Hopeless. Let me change my thinking. Some of us mentally argue with ‘what is.’ Others of us attempt to control and change ‘what is,’ and then tell ourselves and others that we actually had something to do with any apparent change that took place.

Byron Katie


In the pursuit of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,

Living life to the full

I will be like
someone who cannot
hide their love
but my joy will become 
and everyday
and like a lover
I will find out
exactly what it is like
to be the happiest,
the only one in creation
to really 
how much,
I’m just a hair’s breadth
from dying.

David Whyte, Mortality My Mistress [extract]