Asleep or Awake?

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ARMAND GUILLAUMIN: “Soleil couchant à Ivry (sunset at Ivry)”, 1873 – oil on canvas, 81-65 cm. – Musée d’Orsay, Paris
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Human suffering,
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while it is asleep,
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is shapeless.
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If it is wakened
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it takes the form
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of the waker.
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Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
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We are what we perceive and accept.
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Our judgments become reality, engulfing every waking moment.
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All that exists in this life is this next breath.
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Accept the next seemingly boring, mundane moment as the entire universe.
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