The way of the simpleton
is like the way of water -- always going down...
this essential movement is a great virtue --
and the beginning of wisdom...
This way really isn't a secret
although it can seem so because it is mostly hidden from the view of those in a hurry "up"...
Sometimes in ages past, the ancients would say,
"You must become as a water-strider. Watch and
learn how to rest in the flow and how to move
only when the moment is right... become one with
the water: breathe as it breathes, serve as it serves." This is how the ancients viewed
the Universe... Why should you bother reading this? I could say because I know you are not satisfied, but really, it is for a much better reason...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.