When I read this verse from the Tao-te-Ching I have to think a recent realisation: Whatever we do, we seem to be working on several levels. There is the gross physical level and this where we carry out action and they bear consequences. Then there is the mental field with our intent and this is what is creating our world. It is related to the emotional level with all the conditioning and reactive patterns that keep us in the karmic wheel of live, like a hamster in it’s exercise wheel. Associated is the energetic level that keeps everything connected and based on our thoughts it changes constantly it’s frequency. Lastly there is the level of our soul and this what is truly driving us. The agenda of the soul is help us to awaken and it is helping us interact with others to create situations that make us see. On the level of soul even the worst adversaries are co-operating and communicating with each other in loving kindness. No matter what.
The more we are able to cease judgement, let go of our emotional and reactive patterns, become aware of our intent and the effect of our thinking, the more transparent and porous we become. And this is how we act in synergy with our soul.
Once we realise that we can live what verse 49 is telling us:
The Master has no mind of his own
She works with the mind of other people
She is good to people who are good
She is also good to people who aren’t good.
This is true goodness.
She trusts people who are trustworthy.
She also trusts people who aren’t trustworthy.
This is true trust.
The Master’s mind is like space.
People don’t understand her.
They look to her and wait.
She treats them like her own children.