Our hearts and minds have
a natural harmony with the Tao;
but distractions are everywhere,
pushing, pulling, shoving,
clamoring for attention.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 53
to an overcrowded mind;
not another rung
on the ladder of achievement;
not something else affixed
to the spiritual aura;
not a conquest,
not a victory,
not a mastery.
The Tao is what is there
when these things
have lost their luster.
is the effortless effort necessary for a life of natural joy.
Spiritual practices abound.
Many lifetimes can be spent
on so-called mastery of a practice or a path.
Yet the paradox arises when I realize just how enormous
is the accumulation of crap in the synapses of my brain,
and how much willingness is required to patiently release,
one by one,
the stories, desires, and fears.
and hour, or even a minute without a conditioned thought
to distract me from my natural, easy, joyous path.
A paradox indeed.
A wu-wei path;
a path of effortless effort.
Appearing cool and in control stifles our joy and growth.
We are born naturally creative,
it is our inner healer..."creativity unused becomes fungi".
I experienced my first nail fungus last year.
It takes most people 6 to 8 months to heal a nail fungus and some never do.
Practice playing with passion and freedom
until it is the new normal.
smart enough, well enough, pretty enough,
caring enough, generous enough.
Share any shame that you hold to reclaim the energy it is stealing.
From the Desk of Jacqueline Lunger
Psychic Medium, Healer, Spiritual Counselor, Author