A Year of the Tao – Day 28

“Live in accordance with the nature of things. This is the Tao.”

(From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)

 

Seeker: Oh, okay.  I’ll get right on it.  (Begins to exit.  Stops. Turns.) Um, excuse me—er, what is the nature of things?
Sage: What have I told you?
Seeker: Water nourishes without trying to.
Sage: And why is that my child?
Seeker: Because it is its nature to do so.
Sage: What else have you learned?
Seeker: Not to ask questions?  No?  Let’s see…Heaven and earth last forever… be-cause…(sees he’s not getting any help from the sage) because they do not live for themselves only!
Sage: And so the mysterious feminine…
Seeker: Is revealed in nature…
Sage: So the nature of things…
Seeker: (Sighs)  Is a mystery…
Sage: Precisely.  You have learned much.
Seeker: (Walks away mumbling to self)  Yeah, to stop asking questions…

 

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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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2 Responses to A Year of the Tao – Day 28

  1. jan says:

    How very clever and how true Karen!

  2. Bob Trost says:

    Great message in just a very few lines!

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