I've been in some of the dodgiest places that I wouldn't even go to in Australia, but still, courage takes us to the edge of the unknown then drops us off safely back home wherever that is...Read More
Today’s offering, is a poem from my heart as it ran free, while I was down and out and in the middle of a high fever: The very best way to find inspiration!Read More
May you rise to the challengeOf making amends Even if that is a mere thought For nowRead More
But life's like that, and I don't beat myself up for not going with the flow, instead I just move along until I can.Read More
'To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides' David ViscottRead More
There aren't many nights I enjoy lying awake, but tonight is one of them as it is the sound of the gentlest of rain drops.Read More
With reflection, tonight I get to count the blessings of love, support, companionship and inspiration: I will go to bed on a sleepy high.Read More
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,And loved the sorrows of your changing faceRead More
I made friendships that I am sure will stand the test of time; this makes me smile. I have seen places that I want to return to one day, and know that I will. I have to say, getting out of my dear home was for the month of May was a great decision and now that it is June, I am happy to be home, at peace and still smiling.Read More
I was reading the Tao Te Ching, 81 Verses By Lao Tzu, Sacred Texts Translation and Commentary by Ralph Alan Dale 2002 and came across Verse 43 and felt inspired to share it with you. It has such relevance for today and yet it is believed to have been written around the 6th BCE, most likely by those devoted to his teachings (as he was known for the simplicity of being rather than instructing in words, or deeds I would suppose).
THE VALUE OF MINIMUMS
That which is most tender
can overcome that which is most rigid.
That which has least substance
can penetrate that which has least space
Acting without deliberate action
and teaching without uttering a word
are rarely practiced.
So few find their way
to the Great Integrity, (Tao)
Never are words such as these so true, as when you have children in your life. They hear every word, but is that what they follow? No, they are taught without words, and generally speaking their tantrums (rigid) are controlled by the gentlest of actions (tenderness).
Have you found people fear telling the truth for fear of hurting another? Misguided love I suppose. Many others fear telling the truth for fear of repercussions. Politicians around the globe seem to have made it into an art form, weird isn't it, as it's almost expected of them?
Well I am often inspired by the opposites in life and Verse 43 today has had me thinking, even the name of Verse 43 is interesting, as we don't always consider minimums to be of any value in these days of up-size.
Also I was aware of my actions and non verbal communication. I had the music on, then I realised the beautiful silence that had filled my room. I sat and listened to some friends who dropped by, and although I hardly spoke a word my body spoke for me. My day was filled with such moments of awareness; very entertaining.
Well that was my day! A mystical, ancient reflection on my thoroughly modern Friday. Now, what can I get up to tomorrow? And you?
Hope your weekend is a treat, lots of love
xxx WendyJoy xxx
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Pull yourself together!Well today I’m suggesting you do it for the greater good, for your good health and well-being.Read More
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