The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

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The infinite in all things

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In harmony with the Tao

In harmony with the Tao, the sky is clear and spacious,

the earth is solid and full, all creatures flourish together,

content with the way they are,

endlessly repeating themselves,

endlessly renewed.

~Lao Tzu

The Path of the Mystic


Tao in the world

 “Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.”
~Lao Tsu

Stop dead in your tracks


It doesn’t matter at all, what you’ve ever done, or not done. It doesn’t matter how grandiose, self-centered, arrogant, or neurotic you’ve ever been. It doesn’t matter how brilliant you’ve been, or how stupid you’ve been.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve ever experienced, or not experienced. It doesn’t matter how much good you’ve ever done, or how much harm you’ve ever done, your whole life long.

Nothing that has ever happened to you makes any difference at all. It doesn’t make any difference how many times you’ve been enlightened, or not enlightened, or how powerful, profound, or intense those experiences may have been.

The only thing that matters, that really matters at all, is whether you are willing to be completely alive, awake and free, this very moment – this very instant.

The only thing that makes any difference – any difference at all, is whether you are willing to let go of all mental and emotional – all historical and future versions of yourself and your life, and simply be what you are, completely and absolutely, right now.

We are simply awareness – pure, infinite, and wide open. Our nature is to be unconditionally kind, honest, wise, and sincere, tender, affectionate, sensitive, and compassionate, without reservation, right now.

It’s the most natural thing in the world, and there is nothing real in the way.

Everywhere is your home. Everyone is your lover, your child, your mother, your father, your sister, and your brother, your best friend. Every one is your own reflection.

Your heart is aching to be What you are, to be Everything that you are, on this breath. Don’t put it off another instant.

~Scott Morrison

Tao & Zen


Be like water

 “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

~ Bruce Lee ~


Tao Te Ching: An Introduction (14:03)

▶ Tao Te Ching – YouTube.

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This is an introduction to the Tao te Ching. Throughout the journey of my own introspection no one piece of wisdom has been at my side more than the Tao te Ching, and it is an honor to present the Way in this light. The Tao te Ching speaks to everybody on many different levels of understanding. The Tao is a book that is felt rather than intellectualized, and it can be read in its entirety in one afternoon yet contemplated for a lifetime.

Tao Te Ching Introduction – Read By Jacob Needleman

Video created by the heart and genius at Hunab Ku Productions


In harmony with the Tao

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In harmony with the Tao,
the sky is clear and spacious,

the earth is solid and full, all creatures flourish together,

content with the way they are,

endlessly repeating themselves,

endlessly renewed.

~Lao Tzu

 


The Tao gives rise to all forms

The Tao gives rise to all forms,
yet it has no form of its own.
If you attempt to fix a picture of it
you will lose it. This is like pinning a butterfly:
the husk is captured, but the flying is lost.
Why not be content with simply experiencing it?

— with Rūta Vaiginienė.


Such is the perfect man

 

Who can free himself from achievement
And from fame, descend and be lost
Amid the masses of men? He will flow like Tao, unseen,
He will go about like Life itself
With no name and no home.

Simple is he, without distinction.
To all appearances he is a fool.
His steps leave no trace. He has no power.
He achieves nothing, has no reputation.

Since he judges no one
No one judges him.
Such is the perfect man:
His boat is empty.

~ Chuang Tzu ~

Sojourners Path

 


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So simple, so elusive

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