Tao Te Ching – Chapter 7, by Lao-tzu and translation by Stephen Mitchell.
The Tao is infinite, eternal.
Why is it eternal?
It was never born;
thus it can never die.
Why is it infinite?
It has no desires for itself;
thus it is present for all beings.
The Master stays behind;
that is why she is ahead.
She is detached from all things;
that is why she is one with them.
Because she has let go of herself,
she is perfectly fulfilled.
- Grab pillow.
- Sit or lay.
- Regulate breathing.
- Focus: The control people think they have over their lives is just an illusion. If you disagree just ask those who have endured illness or looked in the face of disaster…, etc.
- For a guided exercise: What might the attainment of a goal look like if you took a more natural, organic, and relaxed approach to attaining it? The tree always blooms in the spring and the river always flows after a thaw… All possibilities are possible within their own time frame. Who is to say what that is?
Post by Monica Gaylor.