Nothing changes but the times Life passes by us effortlessly


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu

Time is the universal adjudicator. Like municipal street cleaners it is there to collect the dust and debris that gathers up over time and neatly and compactly files it away so that a new beginning can take root and flourish.

Last spring I looked out my patio window and saw a street cleaning crew blowing and brushing and gathering up the sand, rocks and  debris that had collected on a side street over the previous winter season.

Clouds of dust billowed freely about the workers as they meticulously brushed and scrubbed the remnants of the past winter . I would not have noticed them or their efforts except for the fact that the blowers they used created a cacophony of loud and irritating noises.

The men worked effortlessly as they marched headlong into the choking clouds of dust . They were the one stable element in an environment that lacked structure or permanence.

From time to time we should all take a step back from our own busy realities and appreciate and evaluate those other important things in our lives that transpire day after day without our ever having to pay them much attention. 

Reality is more than what you subconsciously agree to see. It is also includes what you refuse to acknowledge.

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on Nothing changes but the times Life passes by us effortlessly

  1. A charming account of the everyday. We must, we must get rid of the dust! Or watch someone else do it?

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