The mysterious, obscured nature of Tao prevents us from knowing it completely.
While we can’t know it completely, its manifestations are all around us.
These manifestations, rooted in the great mystery,
Are our means of testing and trusting Tao.
Though it has been called many things, Tao has always been known.
How does one begin to perceive that which we call Tao?
Look around yourself,
That is how.*
We don’t need to travel to a new place to appreciate the mystery and wonder of everything around us. It is already here.
*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 340-347). . Kindle Edition.