“Life is fleeting,
Tao is constant:
An eternal emptiness full of bursting”
Over the years I have come across many quotes from Lao Tzu that really resonated with me. Its taken me a while, but thanks to Kindle I now have the Tao te Ching as my bedside reading. This translation brings Tao into context for the world we live in today. It makes it accessible and easy to grasp.
Like Tao 101.
“Tao could be described as the ultimate essence of existence. However, once you find yourself in possession of a basic knowledge of Tao, you will quickly realize how silly it would be to attempt to define it…
While this mysterious oneness of which we are all a part may be impossible to understand or experience in its entirety, we spend our entire lives interacting with its physical manifestations. While everyday things like rocks, candy, shoes, etc. may seem mundane and simple, they are nevertheless an inseparable part of this great mystery of which we are all a part.”*
We interact with its physical manifestation and are all connected to the mystery… 🙂
I look forward to sharing more words of wisdom as I spend some time hanging out here.
*Translation of Tao Te Ching by Braun Jr., John; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (Kindle Locations 1097-1098). Kindle Edition.