What did you learn?

If you have the sensitivity please attend. I have a gift.

I once asked a man what he had learned in his life. He said he had only learned one thing. He said he had learned to lose. That is a very very very great thing indeed to learn. He did not mean to lose at sport or to lose in a war. Such things have no meaning.

When the mind is very very very still inside, then it ends all wars. But it must be still in a very specific way. If you can do this: if you can not attack or demean a single human being ever again inwardly then you have precipitated the end of war on earth.

This is not a joke. This is absolutely true. If you look at John Lennon and how he would sing beautiful songs like Imagine, he was really pushing to see into something else. But then you hear him interviewed and you can detect the frustration.

Well, well, well,

When: the inner well is totally still, frustration cannot enter. When frustration has no home.

That state, that is the most dynamic, practical and fruitful thing. Nothing in the universe can extinguish that state, for it is wholly benign. It cannot see a shadow in anyone. It can see where they think they are. But it doesn’t believe in unease. When unease is absent, disease flees.

These are not ideas. These are living things. The most alive thing.

© Copyright 2021 Nathan Curry

1 thought on “What did you learn?”

  1. The comments in the above Facebook Post were –
    Matthew Davies commented :
    Thanks for the insight!!
    Nathan Curry replied :
    Matthew Davies There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.

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