“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
This passage from the Tao Te Ching speaks to the sufficiency within existence and ourselves.
It is a place within ourselves
and yet so far away
as we have lost touch with our ability to
photo by robg
I play chess sometimes in an area nearby to where this sculpture sits in downtown Edmonton. And the mix of players is like one big dysfunctional family united by our love of the game.
And humans like to harm and hurt each other. And ourselves.
And before we die we all kill ourselves in a million little ways through the fierceness of our own judgments and desire to control things.
And until the day comes when we all start to live in new ways, heal ourselves and consciously choose we will play around with abstract ideas that titillate the mind.
“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir
Don’t be afraid to travel into the untamed wilderness that is your true nature.
That part of you that will never be controlled. That country you have yet to explore.
The summation of all your experiences and movement and growth in this moment in time you call your lifetimes has been a journey of what…?
It has been a journey of remembrance and a coming home, hasn’t it?
Fill this life and a million more with every distraction you can imagine, invent or create but are you willing to deny the essence you are?
I love the clean line drawings of Picasso and Matisse. There is an ease, clarity and simplicity that shines through.
Picasso lived an interesting life. As a young man struggling to make ends meet during frigid Paris winters with his art, friends, and women to keep him warm. And later in life much time spent in the sun, a master of his craft, immensely successful and still exploring into a ripe older age.
I remember reading or hearing about a tidbit from Picasso’s life that stuck in my mind. That he would go into the local grocer or shops and of course everyone knew who he was. And instead of money he would often just scribble out a doodle as a form of payment. I like that idea a lot.
The energy we are extends into the world and creates.
And the mind will follow.
There will always be people like Bush and Trump.
There will always be things happening in the world that will create fear in people.
It is up to you to align your life and choices in the direction you want to go.
When you resist anything doesn’t it make sense that you are in fact just supporting it with your energy?
Don’t give your power away to anything.
Stop resisting anything and start saying “Yes!” to what you do want and go in that direction. Even if you are the only one.
Yes things are shaping up for some big events that will take place. Where many people will be affected and die. That is just the writing on the wall and it is plain as day. Humans still resolve things with fighting and war and it is the probability at this point, wouldn’t you say?
So your choice is to react in fear or to be aware of what is happening and to make your own choices. There have and will be times ahead when the world will seem like it is collapsing around you and everyone is living in fear.
At that point realize what is happening.