Chariot


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Another way to view this is as a chariot race. The harness has room for two horses. One is fast, but weak. The other is slow but strong. They make a perfect team, complementing each other. A perfect balance. You can call one yin if you want and the other yang. Or Mythos and Logos. Or maybe Tao and Plato. or top down and bottom up. Or quantum and cosmos. It doesn’t matter, they’re all the same thing. In unison these two horses can lead you around the track. You can call the stadium god, if you want. Or the great mysterious. or the “one mind”, or the universe, or the ether. That doesn’t matter either, these are only words.

But the track isn’t smooth and level as we were led to believe. The lanes are zigzagged, and there are random explosions going off, war, unemployment, disease, accidents. The yiners have hobbled yang and the yangers have hobbled yin. Both spinning around on the track in opposite directions. Idiots are going full speed in the wrong direction driven on by the assholes. It looks like a demolition derby. It’s not supposed to be like this.

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. “ – Robert Heinlein

And if you get a pause in the frenetic activity, you can reflect and realize

“There is no finish line, there is only the race”

And me? I’m Walter, I’ve named my horses el Loco Gringo and walt. I’ve got a full team and it has done well. The essence of me

walt

 



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