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Words of the Buddha

Words of the Buddha

Complete Action:

To act fully, completely, without hesitation, without regret.

Complete Speech:

To speak fully, completely, without hesitation, without regret.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Brooklyn, New York City- October 1, 2008
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I have forgotten the lessons of my youth. I have slipped, strayed from the Path. I have allowed myself to become confused: ever thinking and rethinking and crashing up into decisions that have become as permeable as brick walls.

I have made more seemly mistakes in the past season that I have in half a decade.

I have been thinking far too much, deciding far too often, walking a direct line far too little.

But it is now a new season. I am stepping back and looking at myself and am ashamed. I have been stutter stepping and stutter speaking my way to a horizon that is shrouded in haze.

I made a big mistake.

A gaze fell errantly and a prophesy was fulfilled.

In my hast I momentarily forgot that once your feet are set a walking, they will take you where you need to go.

“Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries – stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water . . .”
-Moby Dick

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Living Off Psychological Research
The Book Agent
Motorcycle Bob Completes Journalism Mission

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3161 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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