TWO MEDICINE FALLS, Blackfoot Nation sacred site . . . [click photo for next . . . ]
East of Glacier National Park
On the road in the Northwest of America.
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from the ON THE WAYSIDE stream
The perception of Necessity can be liberating.
This is because the way is then made free for clear,
Indeed, how could this be otherwise?
When something must be so, the mind—whether that of the
individual or the collective—quits wasting energy by fighting
Then, without forcing, the mind naturally comes
to a unitary vision or flow.
ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
LIMIT & CONTROL
Control imposes order from without by projecting the predetermined
thought, conditioned by the past, of what should happen.
The need to control invariably increases as the disorderly, unexpected,
side-effects of past efforts accumulate.
This results in ever-greater unnecessary difficulties, or complicatedness.
In contrast, limit allows order to emerge from within by determining
at any given moment only what should not happen.
Limit is therefore open to the future, and tends strongly towards
ever-greater simplicity and freedom.
A DIFFERENT WAY OF SEEING
Compassion sees war as the left hand
of humanity fighting against the right;
Intelligence sees war as the waste
of unnecessary conflict.
Name one thing we need more of, than less waste,
than less unnecessary conflict.
Camp Lost & Found,
Eagle Cap Wilderness,
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