Mind

The Way bears sensation,
Sensation bears memory,
Sensation and memory bear abstraction,
And abstraction bears all the world;
Each thing in the world bears feeling and doing,
And, imbued with mind, harmony with the Way.

As others have taught, so do I teach,
“Who loses harmony opposes nature”;
This is the root of my teaching.

Tao Te Ching.org – #42

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Tao 43 : advantages of non-ado

with thanksgiving

Tao 43

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.

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Mind Like Water: experience without abstraction

Water overcomes the stone;
Without substance it requires no opening;
This is the benefit of taking no action.

Yet benefit without action,
And experience without abstraction,
Are practiced by very few.

TaoTeChing.org

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be still with yourself

Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.

~Minor White

Mind Like Water: Matthew 6:22-23

Mind Like water : against darkness
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

BibleGateway.com – Matthew 6:22-23

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Mind Like Water – Clarity 52

Reserve your judgments and words
And you maintain your influence;
Speak your mind and take positions
And nothing will save you.

Mind Like Water - Clarity 52

As observing detail is clarity,
So maintaining flexibility is strength;
Use the light but shed no light,
So that you do yourself no harm,

Mind Like water : 52 clarity

But embrace clarity.

Tao Te Ching 52
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Mind Like Water: Tao 12

Too much colour blinds the eye,
Too much music deafens the ear,
Too much taste dulls the palate,
Too much play maddens the mind,
Too much desire tears the heart.

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In this manner the sage cares for people:
He provides for the belly, not for the senses;
He ignores abstraction and holds fast to substance.
TaoTeChing.org

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Mind Like Water: Tao 41 – Following

Tao Te Ching verse 41


When the great man learns the Way,
he follows it with diligence;
When the common man learns the Way,
he follows it on occasion;
When the mean man learns the Way,
he laughs out loud;
Those who do not laugh, do not learn at all.

Therefore it is said:
Who understands the Way seems foolish;
Who progresses on the Way seems to fail;
Who follows the Way seems to wander.

Following One 

For the finest harmony appears plain;
The brightest truth appears coloured;
The richest character appears incomplete;
The bravest heart appears meek;
The simplest nature appears inconstant.

Following Two

The square, perfected, has no corner;
Music, perfected, has no melody;
Love, perfected, has no climax;
Art, perfected, has no meaning.

The Way can be neither sensed nor known:
It transmits sensation and transcends knowledge.

 

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Mostly Lisa shows off how to shoot your own textures…

How to shoot textures outdoors | MostlyLisa.com

Textured: Mossy Rusty Woody Rocky Moldy
50mm, f/4, 1/80, ISO 200.

Lurking around every corner is texture. You may not notice them upon first glance, but if you take a closer peek in the crooks and crannies of your neighbourhood, you will find a whole world of excellent textures to capture: Mossy rocks, rotting wooden fences, rusty hinges, chipped paint on window sills, and corrugated metal doors. It’s out there just waiting for you to shoot! And unlike people and animals, mossy rocks sit still for hours with little to no complaints.

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Creativity is often exploration

Creativity is seeking beyond what is known.

Let your creativity flourish with a simple exercise where you only focus on what you find most interesting before you!

Let nothing else interest you – and clear your mind of clutter.