INVISIBLE TAO AMBIENCE
we cannot strike a resonance in those we meet or in the work we do.
A reverence of approach awakens depth
and enables us to be truly present where we are.
When we approach with reverence great things decide to approach us.
Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens
the concealed beauty of things.
When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us.
The rushed heart and the arrogant mind
lack the gentleness and patience to enter that embrace.
Beauty is mysterious,
a slow presence who waits for the ready, expectant heart.
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself
Tao Te Ching.
We should not force ourselves to
by hammering our lives into any pre-determined shape.
We do not need to operate according to the idea
of a pre-determined program or plan for our lives.
Rather, we need to practice a new art of attention
to the inner rhythms of our days and lives.
If you work with a different rhythm,
you will come easily and naturally home to yourself.
Your soul knows the geography of your own destiny.
Your soul alone has the map of your future,
therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.
If you attend to yourself and seek to come into presence,
you will find exactly the right rhythm for your life.
and the beauty of my
filled me until dawn.