‘The Way to Love’ by Anthony de Mello
If you allow yourself to really feel the pains of this hell on earth, the utter emptiness it brings, you might experience within you a revolt,
a disgust so powerful that it will shatter the chains of dependence
and the deceit that have been forged around your soul and you will break loose into the kingdom of innocence where mystics and children dwell.
(that is why I say ‘hear the shadows’)
The softest of all things
Overrides the hardest of all
Only Nothing can enter in to no-space.
Hence I know the advantages of Non-Ado.
Few things under heaven are as instructive as the lessons of Silence,
Or as beneficial as the fruits of Non-Ado.
Pocket Classic Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu, John C.H. Wu
Trying to control the world?
I see you won’t succeed.
T’ien hsia shen ch’i
The world is a spiritual vessel
And cannot be controlled.
Those who control, fail.
Those who grasp, loose.
Some go forth, some are led,
Some weep, some blow flutes,
Some beceome strong, some superfluous,
Some oppress, some are destroyed.
Therefore the sage
Casts off extremes,
Casts off excess,
Casts off extravagance.
TAO TE CHING by Lao-Tzu Translated by Stephen Addiss, Stanley Lombardo
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Reserve your judgments and words
And you maintain your influence;
Speak your mind and take positions
And nothing will save you.
As observing detail is clarity,
So maintaining flexibility is strength;
Use the light but shed no light,
So that you do yourself no harm,
But embrace clarity.
Tao Te Ching 52
Great TAO overflows
To the Left
To the right
It may be called immense.
By not making itself great,
It can do great things.
Mind like water is a visual metaphor for a state of being. A nugget I hope you gain from watching this video is quoted “choice is a function of awareness, awareness comes as a function of meditation.”
So if no-one has ever taught you the goal of meditation let me help you “observe things from a place of non-reaction, which does not mean detachment, but means not attached to an outcome.” And this is my personal favorite photographic mode, allowing my own choices to be fully aware and scooping creative power from the natural surroundings….I hope you begin a practice of meditation into your life to help you create with a watchful eye and this article blesses you with the inertia to start that practice.
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