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Paradox seems to rule

Posted by markdohle , 31 January 2013 · 260 views

Paradox seems to rule

I think we get it backwards,
well perhaps it is I who does,
for in the inner life
paradox seems to rule,
and its fruits show in our lives.

To cling is to lose,
to seek to force our way
is to be defeated in the end.

Control or the attempt
to hedge in those we love,
ends in defeat in one form or another,
and violence and revenge,

lead to further destruction.

There is a death we are called to,
a way that is not obvious,

yet those who take it
experience fuller life
and deeper joy
than they once thought possible.