A Year of the Tao – Day 41

“The five colors blind the eye. The five tones deafen the ear.  The five flavors dull the taste.  The chase and the hunt craze people’s minds.”

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

Constant craving has always been.  Enough said.

Ok maybe there’s more to be said.  Two of the scriptures I have pondered over the years are “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37:4) And “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I admit it – chasing after living out the Truth found in these verses and the hunt for complete contentment that they promise has crazed my mind!  Extremely ironic considering that the message of both is to cease striving and know that God is God and I’m not!  So I give up and then I get distracted by the cares and joys of the physical world that my five senses bring me only to hit a wall and then seek a deeper relationship with God… and so on and so on… until now.  Now it stops.  Why?  Because I said so.  How?  Because I know better.


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 41

  1. Bob Trost says:

    The two scripture verses give me much to ponder. During my own trials I found guidance, solace and faith in three (not five!) things; the Serenity prayer, Footprints, and the AA homily of “let go, and let God”. These remain my touchstones when darkness threatens and I start to rely just on faith in myself…….

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