10-Day Journey, Day 5: Coast Dwellers

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We are all coast dwellers,
living at the shoreline of
the boundless and the bounded,
motion and stillness,
spiritual and material.

Lao Tsu, looking down from his mountain in China 2500 years ago, knew this.
“These two spring from the same source but differ in name,” he said.

Back at the Castaway Motel overlooking the harbor,
Rockney, who has lived here all his life,
shares decades of stories
of fishermen who walked this land and died at sea.

How do we acquire the wisdom to live in peace at the shoreline
of two worlds that are actually one?

“This appears as darkness,” Lao Tsu says.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.”

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