A Year of the Tao – Day 49

“Discovering how things have always been brings one into harmony with the Way.”

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

I feel like I’m art class again – can’t even draw conclusions. Ba-dum-bum. 

Confucius say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  [Picture a montage of clips including Indiana Jones taking a step of faith into what appears to be a bridgeless chasm, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers quick-stepping in perfect synch across the dance floor, Kristy Yamaguchi gliding onto the ice, Robert Redford putting his foot on Meryl Streep’s land, Eve taking a step towards the apple tree, prisoners moving to the left or right in Auschwitz, Baby sidling into Johnny’s arms for the time of her life, one small step for man on the moon, Jesus walking on water, Jesus carrying his own cross, the scrambling feet of the marines on the Iwo Jima memorial…]

In an age when change is the only constant, where does one discover how things have always been?  Perhaps change IS the only constant and my response to change is the only variable.  The laws of nature are reliable – the efficacy of love is a certainty.  Ok, I’m no Columbus but maybe, just maybe, I know where to begin this journey of discovery.

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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 49

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  2. Bob Trost says:

    Came to the same relevation through reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings….. it is the first step on the journey and we have to order ourselves to try and adapt to the situations we meet on the way and while some may be similar, they all are different (changed?). As we Harley Riders say, it IS the ride, not the destination……….

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