March 24, 2011
This ironic month:
the snow is falling again
while the grass turns green.
We live in the in-between: between the past and the future, the sky and the ground, life and death, good and evil, male and female, war and peace, happy and sad…
It isn’t often comfortable; it isn’t ever easy. The key to the game is keeping balance. Choose the Middle Way. We may imagine that there is more stable ground on one end or the other, but that would be mistaken. That would only throw us off balance. The farther we sway one way, the more violently we will be pulled back the other way. It happens in your head, in your heart, in the world: in education, in politics, in religion. For example, when humans took the “Unknowable Is” and created the All-Good God, we had to create the Devil to compensate and, seeing the “Unknowable” was now male, we demonized women. We have been off-balance for so long that we now think the bizarre contortions we find ourselves in to compensate for our imbalance as natural, as the way things were meant to be.
What is true is that we will always live in the in-between and if we wish to live there gracefully, we need to choose balance. That is the law. If you don’t like it, if you don’t want to follow it, that is no nevermind, for this law has a mind of its own. And it will have its way.