It looms into view

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Thirty-One 

The Tao doesn’t come and go. It is always present everywhere, just like the sky. If your mind is clouded, you won’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. All misery is created by the activity of the mind. Can you let go of words and ideas, attitudes and expectations? If so, then the Tao will loom into view. Can you be still and look inside? If so, then you will see that the truth is always available, always responsive.

source: Lao Tzu, Hua Hu Ching, Brian Walker PDF

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innocence

innocence

Innocence is being free

of forethought and reflection

~ I Ching

Our lives have become a dimension of mentation. Either our mind is occupied with forethought or with reflection. Most of the time these two in tandem keep our monkey-mind busy jumping from branch to branch. Innocence is beautiful and pure. How to return to innocence? Trust. This is something to contemplate on so that it can sink in more deeply into our being. Can we trust if we have not yet been touched by That? Any word we take will sell us short: God, the Great One, the Tao, the Mystery, Wakan Tanka. They all are symbols asking us to connect directly, in innocence, with our own True Being, because if we have not been touched by our own Self, we live in the shadow of death.

“Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun.

According to the Native People, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and inhalation. To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality) and Earth (physicality) in Harmony.”

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