Zen Meditation – Tao Te Ching Chapter 29

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Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done.

The world is sacred. It can’t be improved. If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it. If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.

There is a time for being ahead, a time for being behind; a time for being in motion, a time for being at rest; a time for being vigorous, a time for being exhausted; a time for being safe, a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their own way, and resides at the center of the circle.

Meditation Assignment:

  1. Grab pillow.
  2. Sit.
  3. Relax.
  4. Regulate breathing.
  5. Focus:  Imagine what it would be like to actually reside in your circle.  All day.  All week.  All month.  Etc.  To let go of outcome, control, etc.

 Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, translation by Stephen Mitchell (I believe). Images – Unknown, found online; assembled by Monica Gaylor    


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