Discovering real goodness

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Life is nice. I am talking to my Warrior brother Mike who turned 40 today. I just posted a girl with a birthday wish on her sexy butt on his Facebook page and we are joking around now. Of course he insinuated that I slept with her by asking if the pic was taken ‘before’ or ‘after’. I told him ‘before’ and that she agreed to come to my ‘studio’ to model for a campaign for Dutch elderly men. It feels good to laugh with my buddies. It makes them feel close. I am very grateful to the internet for that.

I just came out of a business meeting with 2 guys who run a company similar to my other client. They are considering hiring me. I am curious about the outcome and would enjoy another challenge. From what I hear the profile of the employees is fascinating to me: very competitive and smart young guys in a competitive company culture in a competitive industry but without abundant social skills. So it will be me against 25 egos from at least 3 different cultures. It will be interesting. I hope I get the job. I feel ready but – interestingly – not attached to the outcome.

When I walked home I felt so strong and silent. It is so quiet inside me. It feels amazing. I don’t know where it comes from and I can only speculate. I feel like empty space walking through empty space and at the same time alive and vibrant.

The funny thing is now: I don’t have much more to say. I have no problem or struggle. I feel free from fear and free from desire. There is nothing I want to change and at the same time I am happy to be of service to whomever. Damn, I feel good.

Just to fill up space and create and excuse to use the picture I will use below I will share something with you. I want my Basic Goodness Facebook page to become livelier. At the same time I am experiencing a bit of Facebook tiredness. I notice that using images is appreciated. So not just a profound quote or – if it is mine – thought but a quote photoshopped into a beautiful image. If there is somebody who want to do that for me, let me know. For now I came across a very cute pic and I feel I had just the right quote to go with it. Maybe the quote described exactly what is happening to me. Here it comes and enjoy the pic.

Discovering real goodness comes from appreciating very simple things.

– Chögyam Trungpa

PS: Why not add the birthday card I send my buddy Mike? Happy Birthday, my Warrior brother! Welcome to the club! Please appreciate the simplicity of the curve.


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