* Tao Inspiration – Space

empty pottery bowl

The potter knows she plays with clay but works with space,

For the use of the bowl is its empty space.

It is the same with the room,

Made whole by the emptiness between the walls.

Remember that something is not everything.

Nothing is also essential. *

~ Lao Tzu

 

We forget about the space in which all comes into being.

This is a lovely reminder for me today.

Nothing is also essential.

 

… Tell that to the cat.

cat and empty bowl

 

*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 211-215). . Kindle Edition.

63 responses to “* Tao Inspiration – Space

  1. Pingback: Something is not everything. Nothing is also essential. | Dare boldly·

  2. A perfect thought to take into the weekend. And, can’t help but mentioning that this reminds me of a birthday card I received a few years ago –
    A picture of the Dalai Lama opening a gift from his followers.
    He opens the box and exclaims
    “Just what I wanted! Nothing!”

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