CCCC compilation 1

Throw yourself into life
Wash your mind
open your eyes


The soul is a newly skinned hide, bloody
and gross. Work on it with manual discipline,
and the bitter tanning acid of grief.

You'll become lovely and strong.
If you can't do this work yourself, don't worry.
You don't have to make a decision, one way or another.

The Friend, who knows a lot more than you do,
will bring difficulties and grief and sickness,
as medicine, as happiness, as the moment

when you're beaten, when you hear Checkmate,
and can finally say with Hallaj's voice,
 I trust you to kill me.

A silver of mirror shines out
from under a felt covering. Think how
it will be when the whole thing is open
to the air and sunlight! There are
mysteries I'm not telling you.

Freedom of Madness

Look for someone else to tend the shop.
I'm out f the image-making business.

Finally I know the freedom
of madness.

The Cat Files

Curious Curatorship of the catmaSutra Cat!

catmaSutra likes this!
Adapted from Andrea Galvani's work

Alas! the world is full of enormous lights and mysteries,
and man shuts them from himself with one small hand!....
~Baal Shem Tov.
Andrea Galvani'

Andrea Galvani'
It's the facts that lie,
never the stories...
...they become true when
we're interested in the pursuit of truth


from the photo collection of SlyviaLadycat @facebook

Sense the surrounding space that connects you to everything.

You could be moving in a circuit without wing,
nourished without eating, sovereign without a throne.
No longer subject to fortune, you could be luck itself,

if you would rise from sleep, leave
the market arguing, and learn that
your own essence is your wealth.

No better love

No better love than love with no object,
no more satisfying work than work with no purpose,
If you could give up tricks and cleverness,
that would be the cleverest trick!
~adapted from Rumi

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in 
are different from the things we do.
~ Freya Stark quotes (French adventurer and explorer 1893-1993)

Remote Control

from the photo collection of SlyviaLadycat @facebook

Recognize your inclinations,
but resist the pull to be controlled by them.

"This is not a Pipe"
catmaSutra painting of the day
Walk to the well.
Turn as the earth and the moon turn,
circling what they love.
Whatever circles comes from the center.


from the photo collection of SlyviaLadycat @facebook

Test your love-wings and make them strong
Forget the idea of religious or physical ladders
Love is the roof, the vital core of the soul,
And of all you see, only love is infinite
~adapted from Rumi

Dance, when you're broken open.
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.
dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance when you're perfectly free.


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