The Fist of the Struggle - Oswaldo Guayasamín

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Contemplations: On Doing V.S. Saying

I have found that when it comes to living there are two options: You can either say or do. If you say, you will not do. & if you do, you need not say…

Saying that you do is something, but doing it is a whole different deal. True action lies in detachment; not the one you know from ascetics, saints, or dervishes. Not the detachment of extreme poverties or renunciation of lives of pleasure, but rather the detachment in the sense of going with the flow. In none-sticking. Those who say stick to a single story. They worship it. And the story always has a Hero, their ego. They do not act. They’d rather say. However, those who act do not stick. They keep on doing. They continue being the nature they live in. They detach from whatever is not “Now”. They are here you see?! They do not stick, not even to their Ego. They do not even fight it. You can always know if someone is egocentric if they say more than they do. But true, humble people do not say much… they do…

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