They began Spontaneously: BAUBO'S ORGASMIC WISDOM
Oceanspeak July 12, 2017
BAUBO’S TRANSPARENT CONDUIT OF POWER OF PEACE
RUMI’S DROWNING MAN
ALL IS GENTLE DÉJÀ VU
*Wu Wei is an important concept in Taoism
that literally means non-action or non-doing.
In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu explains that beings (or phenomena)
that are wholly in harmony with the Tao
behave in a completely natural, uncontrived way.
The goal of spiritual practice for the human being is, according to Lao Tzu,
the attainment of this purely natural way of behaving,
as when the planets revolve around the sun.
The planets effortlessly do this revolving without any sort of control, force, or attempt to revolve themselves, instead engaging in effortless and spontaneous movement.
What we call our separate life,
is simply an expression of the Tao.
When we understand this,
our life becomes the Tao Itself.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 70
to let it all go?
To no longer hold in place,
with every single thought and action,
this illusion I call, “me?”
Oh, I’d still be here,
but it would no longer be
the anxious, guarded, frightened
complex of emotions
masquerading as a person.
It would be, I think,
a true human being -
being the Tao
and seeing the Tao
everywhere he looked.
We don’t let go because the “we” who is being told
(by some part of itself)
to let go - can’t possibly let go.
The true person,
the authentic human being
expressing a unique aspect of the Tao,
doesn’t need to let go.
The whole “letting go” conundrum eases
when we realize that all that is necessary
is to continue to notice our authentic nature
as it waits in every moment.
When we notice it, we become it, and the rest just slips away.
(Of course we pick it up again, sometimes only seconds later.
But a crack in the facade has occurred and another ray of light shines in.
One crack at a time
and the whole facade will crumble and,
in the light,
we will see things as they really are.
My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you'll fail.
My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?
If you want to know me,
look inside your heart.
Tao Te Ching
Trans Stephen Mitchell
My words are very easy to understand
and very easy to practice,
But the world cannot understand them
and cannot practice them.
My words have their primal meaning;
My deeds have their principle.
Only I am without knowledge;
Therefore, I am not known.
If those who know me are few,
Then, what I have is of value.
Therefore, the sage is covered by coarse clothes,
but embraces jade.
Tao Te Ching
Trans Yi Wu
The Tao Te Ching, written in China around 600 BC,
first articulated the idea of wu wei.
“Do that which consists in taking no action and order will prevail,”
the book explains.
The idea is that we should stop trying to force action
and get comfortable doing less.
Then, when we do move, our actions are natural, energetic,
and accomplish the desired results.
and learn to wait and watch,
we see outside forces more clearly
and make wiser moves.
Act hastily, and every step is a potential blunder,
with emotion and ego
driving our decisions more than reason.
by observing the natural world.
The skies don’t always storm; nor are birds always in flight. Stillness preserves us for action when necessary.
The Taoist storyteller Chuang Tzu
explains the idea further around 350 BC:
“From the sage’s emptiness, stillness arises;
From stillness, action.
From action, attainment.”
I have a finite amount of energy.
By not acting,
we conserve energy so that we can expend it
when the moment is right.
So wu wei isn’t about resignation or laziness.
about self-preservation—an important skill.
As 2017 begins, I’m sitting still: attentive and ready.
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