and

and, the things that were real
don’t seem so much lately
and, when I question that,
I question myself
and, those questions
don’t have answers
I want to hear

and, it all leaves me
laying on the floor
or
motionless on the couch
watching the flame
on the candle flicker

and
recognizing the random
decisionless little fire
and
seeing its twin in my soul
I snuff it out
and
breathe in the smoke,
inhaling the tiny death
knowing the flame
will never be the
same again

–glb

Amateur Philosophy #1

I do not claim to be very good at this, I have been working at this for a long time but I am still only a novice.

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“There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

What is daily life?  It is whatever one does in a day.  If you go to work, that is part of your day.  If you go helicopter skiing, that is part of your day.  If you stay in bed and cover your head with a pillow, that is part of your day.  No day is any better or different than any other day.  Each day is life not matter what that day contains.

Maybe what he is trying to say is that there is no life outside of daily life.  Enlightenment can only be found by living daily life.  Hence: There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.