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Happiness by Misha Lyuve

Sep 24, 2013

“All people wish to be happy; only a few understand that real happiness cannot be obtained with restlessness that is created by constant searching”

I-Ching, The Book of Changes and the Unchanging Truth, Hua-Ching Ni
Hex 27, Providing Nourishment

Hurricane contemplations by Misha Lyuve

Nov 3, 2012

Natural disasters, what are you -

Terrorists of nature,

Capricious whims of a spoiled child,

Enforcers of natural selection or

Obedient messengers of the mysterious one?

Or are you an alarm clock for the people,

The arrogant ones, so used to their comforts,

Who’re planning plans like fools,

Soaking in illusions of safety

Like a king without clothes?

Or do you appear as reminders

Of our human smallness

And how easily we turn

Vulnerable and needy, like little children

That look for mother’s titty?

Or are you here to teach us lessons

On ridiculousness of our assumptions,

On separating preciousness from bullshit,

On giving a chance for heroes to awaken,

And acts of kindness mixed with unbreakable relatedness of humans?

Coincidence? by Misha Lyuve

Jun 24, 2012

Do you think it is a coincidence that you are now reading about coincidences? Or is there more to this? Fate? Divine guidance?

Some say there is no coincidence as if they know some mystery that the others don’t. I used to say it myself, but lately I want to ask back – what do you mean? If there is no coincidence, what is?

And I still wonder: Is it a coincidence that I am married to someone with the same name as mine? That I am working in a company with the name that contains my dad’s and my brother’s first names? Is it a coincidence that sometimes I say X and X happens, or I think Y and someone speaks Y?

And on the other hand: The point where two streams meet forming a river is guided by laws of physics and its position can be estimated by scientists. Similarly when we watch sun setting or observing oil rising to the surface of water, we don’t question coincidentality or fate of these phenomena.

It seems that the guiding principles of life might work in the same manner. They might be less scientific but nevertheless they could point into a direction of the outcome.

Contraction pulls at that

which extends too far

Weakness pulls at that

which strengthens too much

Ruin pulls at that

which raises too high

Loss pulls at life

when you fill it with too much stuff

(from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, Verse 36,
translated by Jonathan Star)


So is there coincidence? After careful consideration and prolonged thinking about the subject, I came to a very clear unambiguous answer:

I don’t know.

And probably neither do you. The great thing about not knowing, it can start a whole new journey of exploration. What do you say?