A Year of the Tao – Day Sixteen

“The sage gives and gives, without condition, offering his treasures to everyone.”  From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)

Now this is a concept I can embrace without reservation!  I came into this life with nothing and so far I have most of that left so why not give it all away?  However, I suspect Lao Tzu was not referring to material treasures here.

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks...

Wisdom withholds no thing that would benefit the receiver.  Out of the riches of our hearts we can choose to pour out the benefit of our knowledge and experience onto others or we can withdraw and leave the words unsaid.

Say what needs to be said; give and give and give some more.  Words have power to build or destroy. The former is most often accomplished by going out of our way to praise, admire, acclaim, encourage, or even admonish.  The latter is most often brought about by what is left unsaid–often with tragic consequences.

Speak love, light, laughter, and life into existence today.  “Who, me?”  Yes. You. No time like the present.

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”  ~ Romeo and Juliet

“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  ~ Luke 6:38



About Karen Nicholson

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” ~ John Milton Writing about these moments of awe has been a driving force of my life for, well, as long as I can remember. Coupled with a devotion to sunrises and sunsets that defies explanation, a combination of the two seemed like the right thing to do. I welcome you to my world. May it be a blessing to yours.
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One Response to A Year of the Tao – Day Sixteen

  1. Bob Trost says:

    Really good selection. I agree completely!

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