November 4th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (187)



                                                      Look around you and see!
                                         The world is overflowing with infinite Tao.
                                                  Everything comes from the Tao
                                                        and returns to the Tao.
                                                    She is neither cruel, nor kind.
                                                        She is vague, yet clear.
                                                See her beauty in the setting sun!
                                                      She dances with the wind
                                                    and laughs with the clouds.
                                             Her silence  echoes across the valleys.
                                                    She is no thing, no where,
                                                yet everywhere and everything.
                                                          She does not exist
                                                and yet she has always been.
                                                      She does not know you,
                                               yet she touches you every day.

                                                              She is Tao,
                                                  Mysterious and Beautiful.

                                                                          -- Jos Stabbert
  • trevoke


Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
The way of nature is unchanging.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy leads to disaster.
Knowing constancy, the mind is open.
With an open mind, you will be openhearted.
Being openhearted, you will act royally.
Being royal, you will attain the divine.
Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao is eternal.
And though the body dies, the Tao will never pass away.
Keep your head clear.
Stay calm.
as everything happens around you.

Everything reverts
to its original state,
which was nothing.
And when something becomes nothing,
it gets right with Tao.

If you don't understand that,
you're going to screw up
somewhere down the line.
If you figure it out,
you'll always know what to do.

If you get right with Tao,
you won't be afraid to die,
because you know you will.

The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.