Explaining the Magic

“Sometimes talking about an idea can ruin it. Explaining the magic drains the magic’s power. And the best things are always secret, the right hand left in the dark. You talk in the closet. You lift your brightest thoughts to God from the deepest swamp, where the ground floats and the sumac is poison. The Bible says it is to be so, none of this crying in the streets or spiritual materialism. Trungpa says it is to be so. When things are explained, they are taken away. Sometimes being given form is taking away beautiful formlessness. And when a thing is spoken (or indeed written) it disappears.”

From Eumaeus & the worm, “Carrying Beaver Teeth to Heaven.”  I highly recommend reading it all.

One comment on “Explaining the Magic

  1. Less is more pretty much everywhere and in all circumstances … I did read the post and enjoyed his writing very much … thank you.


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