Born to be wild

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Born to be wild

It’s wild « out there » tonight, fierce, icy wind whipping up rain and rousing the trees.
Wild? As in out of control? Not tame? Free?
Reminds me of a Zen story:
A student asks a master: « All wild thoughts of mundane passions are hard to subdue; how can they be quieted? »
The master replies: « Thinking of trying to annihilate wild thoughts is also wild thought. Although wandering thoughts are originally nonexistent, they are produced by our own conception. »
Let’s just say we were born to be wild.

By | 2015-10-02T17:08:15+01:00 novembre 11th, 2010|Textes|2 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

2 Comments

  1. tu es cela 14 novembre 2010 at 17 h 52 min - Reply

    yes, know that song well from those days.
    and it’s true, we are all "easy riders" — the song was the film’s soundtrack — and we are born to be wild.

  2. HJ 12 novembre 2010 at 13 h 05 min - Reply

    reminds me of the song "born to be wild" a classic from the sixties

    Get your motor runnin’
    Head out on the highway
    Lookin’ for adventure
    And whatever comes our way
    Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space

    I like smoke and lightning
    Heavy metal thunder
    Racin’ with the wind
    And the feelin’ that I’m under
    Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space

    Like a true nature’s child
    We were born, born to be wild
    We can climb so high
    I never wanna die

    Born to be wild
    Born to be wild

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