Friday, September 4, 2009
My ego is taking a long long time to drown - keeps coming up for gasps of air, comparisons, sputtering rationalizations, "get back in's," "if you want to understand where I'm at" and other quotations from the ongoing Clare Byrne master interview. It's grisly. At times like these, must take comfort in:
He who hopes to grow in spirit
will have to transcend obedience and respect.
He will hold to some laws
but he will mostly violate
both law and custom, and go beyond
the established, inadequate norm.
Sensual pleasures will have much to teach him.
He will not be afraid of the destructive act:
half the house will have to come down.
This way he will grow virtuously into wisdom.
- Constantine Cavafy