Empty yourself of everything

“Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish
and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of nature.
The way of nature is unchanging.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy
leads to disaster.
Knowing constancy,
the mind is open.
With an open mind,
you will be openhearted.
Being openhearted,
you will act wisely.
Being wise, you will
attain the divine.
Being divine, you will be
at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao
is eternal.
And though the body dies,
the Tao will never pass away.”

~ Lao Tsu-Tao te Ching

Andain – What It’s Like (Sneijder Remix)

Do you know what it’s like
When your world seems to change overnight
And it feels like the earth could break
Tell me do you know what it takes

Stop my heart
Don’t let it break
Is it true that you did what you said
And it’s hard for me to see you so far
And it’s hard for me to see you for what you are

Hold my breath, hold me down
Take the hand of god and lead me to drown
And it’s fine to say that it’s not real
Well maybe I won’t run or I won’t feel

Heaven won’t ever forgive
Making it hurt when you see
My every day my every night
I hide I hide I say why

P.M. Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991)

Baby you send me
Set adrift on memory bliss of you

The camera pans the cocktail glass,
Behind a blind of plastic plants;
I found the lady with the fat diamond ring.
Then you know I can’t remember a damn thing.

I think it’s one of those deja vu things,
Or a dream that’s trying to tell me something.
Or will I ever stop thinking about it.
I don’t know, I doubt it.

Subterranean by design,
I wonder what I would find
If I met you,
Let my eyes caress you,
Until I meet the thought of Missus Princess Who?

Often wonder what makes her work.
I guess I’ll leave that question to the experts,
Assuming that there are some out there.
They’re probably alone, solitaire.

I can remember when I caught up
With a pastime intimate friend.
She said, “Bet you’re probably gonna say I look lovely,
But you probably don’t think nothing of me.”

She was right, though, I can’t lie.
She’s just one of those corners in my mind,
And I just put her right back with the rest.
That’s the way it goes, I guess.

Baby you send me
Set adrift on memory bliss of you

Careless whisper from a careless man,
A neutron dance for a neutron fan;
Marionette strings are dangerous things,
I thought of all the trouble they bring.

An eye for an eye, a spy for a spy,
Rubber bands expand in a frustrating sigh.
Tell me that she’s not dreaming.
She’s got an ace in the hole,
It doesn’t have meaning.
Reality used to be a friend of mine,
Cause complete control, I don’t take too kind.
Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on.

Guess who’s piece of the cake is Jack gone?
She broke her wishbone and wished for a sign.
I told her whispers in my heart were fine.
What did she think she could do?
I feel for her, I really do.
The next day I had the ring finger on her hand,
I wanted her to be a big PM Dawn fan,
But I had to put her right back with the rest.
That’s the way it goes, I guess.