Wow, that was fun, wasn’t it? What? I was a few profundities short of a full Tao? Well, see, what happened was…
- I had begun to have the vague feeling that writing my reactions to the Tao, which is deeply personal, spiritual, and unfathomable with the expectation that I might impress someone out there with my insights, contradicted the egoless messages of the Tao itself.
- I realized that I had embraced the “discipline” (ha) of writing on a passage a day as a way of distracting myself from the necessary exercise of figuring out something to write about, and,
- In general, although my intentions may have been admirable on some level, I had motives that, of course, *gag me* involved impressing a particular “someone out there” of the opposite sex. Yeah, there, I said it – it was for a guy. Blah.
So now what? Writers write, right? Guess I’ll just write and see what happens. If nothing else it will keep me off the streets.
I’ve recently joined the ranks of “ultimate fans” of Oprah. Better late than never. She describes one of her first “aha” moments back when she was in Baltimore in which she discovered that the best road for her to take in her career was just to be herself. On Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, her staff and friends repeatedly remind Oprah to “just be yourself” as she takes the stage. So here I am trying just to be myself. We’ll see how that works out for me.