Success is as dangerous as failure

Hello world. I will be travelling soon. And I just wanted to say hello, and goodbye, and apologize for any bad blood between us. If I’ve done anything to offend, or hurt you, I am sorry. Work on the new book continues. It gets better and better. In two days I will be on the ground…with my senses buzzing…gathering details and more…
Love this passage from the Tao Te Ching. Talk to you later.

Success is as dangerous as failure.
Hope is as hollow as fear.
What does it mean that success is a dangerous as failure?
Whether you go up the ladder or down it,
your position is shaky.
When you stand with your two feet on the ground,
you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear?
Hope and fear are both phantoms
that arise from thinking of the self.
When we don’t see the self as self,
what do we have to fear?

See the world as your self.
Have faith in the way things are.
Love the world as your self;
then you can care for all things

— Tao Te Ching

the edits

This is from making the edits at Transcend café on Jasper Ave. earlier today.

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1.  Rubis had this to say:   Feb 10, 2012 ~ 20:52 ~ #

Nice pen. Does it write by itself? Have a little something for you – Mexico or home, same thing – Found where the wolves sleep. No lines there, at all. Space delineated by scent, colour, contour of grass, branch, flower of fur and bone. The wolves know, and now they speak. The 5th agreement I make: listen. Loving you still, Rubis

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