The Tao is the way

Reflections

Practicing eternity. Verse 52 from the tao-te-ching is about accepting the shadows in oneself. To turn to oneself and allowing everything to be as it is. The past is nothing but a passing cloud, leaving a shadow. Find the shadow and let go of it. Be aware when things are out of balance. Use your own light to return to the light. I may write a little about my own shadows later today.

In the beginning was the Tao.
All things issue from it;
all things return to it.

To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
When you recognize the children
and find the mother,
you will be free of sorrow.

If you close your mind in judgements
and traffic with desires,
your heart will be troubled.
If you keep your mind from judging
and aren’t led by the senses,
your heart will find peace.

Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
use your own light
and return to the source light.
This is called practicing eternity

From: The tao-te-ching, Verse 52
Translated by Coleman Barks

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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