A Year of the Tao – Day 47

“One who sees himself as everything is fit to be guardian of the world.”

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

Could this be sarcasm?  Surely he jests.  (Wait.  Did I just call Lao Tzu Shirley?)  I will relinquish my remaining space to St. John of the Cross:

 If you would come to taste all things,

            then do not seek to taste anything.

If you would come to possess all things,

            then do not seek to possess anything.

I you would come to be everything,

            then do not work to be anything.

To reach that which you do not know, you have

            to go by the way where you know nothing.

To come to possess what you do not possess, you have

            to go by the way in which you have no possessions.

To reach what you are not, you have

            to go by the way in which you are nothing.

Ok. Well. Glad we cleared that up.


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 47

  1. Bob Trost says:

    Okay, I have to admit that this is the first post that I can make neither heads nor tales of. I know that if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there, but beyond that, I already know that I don’t know what I don’t know…..

  2. ……….The Second Advent of the Messiah..In What Manner Will Christ Come Again?..Then how will the Second Coming of the Lord take place? In fact the second coming of Elijah is the clearest example that God has revealed to us of how Christ will come again…God promised through the prophet Malachi to send Elijah again before He sent Christ to earth Mal. However the Jewish people believed that the same Elijah who had ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire 900 years before would now come down from heaven.

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