Detachment and Writing Haiku

When writing haiku Basho advocated a detached state of mind –

‘Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo.   And in so doing you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself.   Otherwise you impose yourself on the object and do not learn.’                                                                Basho – The Complete Haiku – Jane Reichhold

‘Hawk may be bringing you the message that you should circle over your life, and examine it from a higher perspective.  From this vantage point you may be able to discern   the hazards which bar you from freedom of flight.’  The Discovery of Power through the Ways of Animals –  Jamie Sams 

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