By Rev. Patrick Murphy
I use the word ‘chill’ as my philosophical thesis
And make every attempt (or lack thereof)
To keep my chi on an ever kilter.
After all, add two Ls to ‘chi’ and you’ve got?
that’s right: chill.
What do those two Ls stand for?
Well, that’s on you, my friend
— and therein lies the beauty.
Maybe you know right off the bat what your Ls are.
Maybe they mean absolutely nothing.
Maybe you’ll go on a metaphysical journey of introspection to find out.
(Doing a J whilst soaking in the tub listening to whale music
would be a prime catalyst for said introspection.)
But in the end, as long as you’re chill — it’s all the same.
And that’s cool, man.
Pastor Dirt Dude says
To be dude is to be zen
To harness one’s chi is to exercise one’s chill
To follow the Great Integrity is to Abide
Some nice new shit to bring to light Rev Murphy. This is an excellent verse to add to the dao de dude as it really helps tie together some of the strands in old duder’s head.
Irish Monk says
Love and more Love, dude!
Rev Patrick Murphy? I feel like a phony calling myself “Irish Monk” next to a name like that
The Arch Dudeship says
The Dude abides
and so can we–
What is the path
to the Dude-like Tao?
Well, Dude, we just don’t know
It’s up to you to trust
that the Cosmic Flow
Will bring you to your own path
on the Universal Way
Take comfort in that…
Timmy Dude says
Far out Rev Patrick.
Laidback and love come to mind. It’s easy to chill when one is laidback, and without love, all is naught, am I right?
glad you Dudes can dig on this piece
i like to think of it as
the Rug that ties the room of my mind, body, and soul together
because no matter what new shit comes to light
one can always
‘Just take it easy, man.’