It was fragrant and soft—the softest air I’d ever known
—and dark, and mysterious, and buzzing. 

—Jack Kerouac

What Is It?

What is it that so many people find enchanting in animals?
Their essencetheir Beingis not covered up by the mind,
as it is in most humans.

And whenever you feel that essence in another,
you also feel it in yourself.

Eckhart Tolle


Whatever it is,
I cannot understand it,
although gratitude
stubbornly overcomes me
until I’m reduced to tears.



You cannot by any means diverge from the Tao. You may love life or you may loathe it, yet your loving and loathing are themselves manifestations of life.

If you seek union with Reality your very seeking is Reality, and how can you say that you have ever lost union?

Alan Watts