“I AM ALL THAT YOU ARE”
THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
even amid great pain,
because she has found peace in her heart.
may make people stop and enjoy.
But words that point to the Tao
seem monotonous and without flavor.
When you look for it, there is nothing to see.
When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it is inexhaustible.
The Book of The Way, Day by Day #35
Monday, 23 January, 2017 #35
Translation by Stephen Mitchell.
Since the earth, the world, all physical reality bears the weight of surrounding elements to bring through change and evolution, if we seek to surround ourselves with only that which reflects our very core perceptions, it stands to reason that we don't evolve past our current understanding.
but to hold a space for others' perceptions while they hold a space for ours.
The antiquated notion that we all must "agree" in order for change to occur
is not in line with diverse evolution.
It is more accurate to note that though we may disagree,
the art of Ascension is in the dignity with which we proceed forward while building bridges to solve problems from all angles.
This union of intention,
not like-thought or group-think,
then becomes the glue which transcends opinions
and turns principles into action steps.
in order to grow our viewpoint for learning,
and holding sacred the space within us
that is our precious sanctuary of healing,
connection and understanding.
to track carelessly across our brand new white carpeting,
we protectively reserve the space for our own core within.
the very reality of mud on the earth.
which is not something reexistent but emergent-
forming in and through physicality and relational experience.
This suggests that we need our bodies to claim our souls.
Our bodies tell us the truth of life that our minds can deny:
that we are in any moment as much about softness as fortitude.
Always in need of care and tenderness.
Life is fluid, evanescent, evolving in every cell, in every breath.
To be alive is by definition messy,
always leaning towards disorder and surprise.
How we open or close to the reality that we never arrive at safe enduring stasis
is the matter, the raw material, of wisdom.
Beauty is about more rounded substantial becoming.
And when we cross a new threshold worthily,
what we do is we heal the patterns of repetition
that were in us that had us caught somewhere.
So I think beauty in that sense is about an emerging fullness,
a greater sense of grace and elegance,
a deeper sense of depth,
and also a kind of homecoming
for the enriched memory of your unfolding life.
it doesn’t matter where it leads.