The Tao is the way

 

When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

I love this verse from the Tao-te-Ching. It points to the practice of letting go and finding one’s own wisdom. It takes a clear mind, an open heart and fearless devotion to the path. It is one step after the other, each step in itself is doing non-doing.

It can’t be gained by interfering. Each single thought is an interference.

In the pursuit of knowledge,
every day is something added.
In the practice of the Tao,
everyday something is dropped.
less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
it can’t be gained by interfering.

From the Tao te ching, Verse 48
Translated by Stephen Mitchell

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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