A Year of the Tao – Day 53

“He who keeps the Tao does not want to be full. But precisely because he is never full he can remain like a hidden sprout and does not rush to early ripening.”

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

I find it difficult to imagine never wanting to be full.  Yet as I have recently discovered in the physical sense when it comes to food it is a much more pleasant feeling to be satiated rather than full.  I am learning to put eating in its proper place as fuel rather than safety, comfort and even love which it was never meant to be.  (In fact, at lunch today I was served iced sugar cookies and said, “I love these.”  Fact is, they don’t love me.  Not the slightest bit.)

The rise of the perigee moon.

Not sure what it means to “keep the Tao”, but I believe that the point is that seeking the eternal is not completed at one sitting.  Although I want to receive all that God has for me, I never want to reach to the point where I push away from the table and say, “Ok, that’s enough, I’m good.”


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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