• lucasbfoley

my noble truths

When something seems like a problem to me, that's evidence of confusion in me


Confusion is resolvable


Resolving confusion can be tricky, painstaking, slow, & confusing


In the meantime, confusion can be managed


Managing confusion reduces suffering & promotes confusion's resolution


Resolving confusion results in the reemergence of our natural state, a state the words peace, clarity, generosity, equanimity, flow, & gladness only begin to begin to describe


There are many ways to resolve & manage confusion


Wisdom is remembering:


- the only confusion disturbing my peace is within

- all occurences, e.g. confusion & peacefulness, emerge & recede perfectly, in the flow of time


PS: I typed this (well, the first draft) in an El Pollo Loco in San Jose, CA, in May 2021. As I typed, I noticed this song by the Goo Goo Dolls was playing on the restaurant's speakers. I stopped dead in my tracks as I listened, sensing a magical sychronicity between the lyrics & my words. The song's video & lyrics are below. I've bolded those lyrics that stood out most to me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXW6MVQIPcM



[Verse 1] I may put you on a pedestal But I'm not your fall from grace Maybe I enjoy the punishment Maybe I enjoy the chase You say you love me in the darkness But in the day I am denied [Refrain] Baby, it's alright You can use me anytime Baby, it's alright You can use me anytime [Verse 2] It doesn't really matter If I only fill the space Of someone you've not forgotten Of someone who's gone away Yeah, you lead me to your doorstep But you keep me locked outside [Refrain] Baby, it's alright You can use me anytime Baby, it's alright Use me anytime

[Verse 3] When your life is just confusion And you're crashing to the ground And you need someone to catch you And then you finally figure it out That it was me that held you hostage That is was me that held the key That it was me that made you happy That it was me that set you free [Refrain] Baby, it's alright Use me anytime [Verse 4] When there's no one on your doorstep When there's no one to deny When there's no one in the darkness I think you'll finally realize That it was me that held you hostage That is was me that held the key That it was me that made you happy That it was me that set you free [Chorus] Baby, it's alright Use me anytime

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