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The Tao is home to all who follow it;
and home as well to all who do not.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 62
in knowing where home is.
Ignoring the flow of Tao
creates a sense of homelessness;
which, in turn, leads directly
to the fear
which fuels the violence,
which tears our world apart.
It happens inside of me as well.
When I feel at home, my spirit rests.
When I lose that sense of home,
all the violence of the outer world
plays out within my inner world,
and my spirit suffers.
In a similar way The Earth is home to all, but not all feel at home on Earth.
Without that sense of “home,”
our fear convinces us that our only recourse
is to subdue that which makes us afraid.
We attempt to create our sense of home
by eliminating all that is uncomfortable, different, and foreign;
anything or anyone that might pose a threat to our safety, comfort, and desires.
We still live within the Tao, but we do not truly feel at home;
cannot actually sense that we belong.
But the truth is that we are always and ever at home and can never be away.
If we allow that truth to form the basis of our inner world,
our lives and our outer world will find peace at last.
From Bill Martin
While it is perfectly natural to prefer silence over noise,
oneness over multiplicity, and harmony over chaos,
actuality appears to not share this bias.
A star appears to not share this same view.
Love is equally prepared to make use of the noisy, the multiple, the dual, and the confused to seed the relative with its qualities.
To come at times as uncontaminated dualistic rage, bewilderment,
and disordered wildness,
so that form can come into being.
the articulation is of a messy untamed ragingly empowered union
of ascendant and descendent currents,
heaven and earth,
sun and the moon.
where it has become synonymous with silence, stillness, clarity,
and transcendence, in a subtle war with confusion, activity, and the chaotic purity of emotion, imagination, the body, and the heart.
Implied is the unexamined belief that the formless is more pure than form,
spirit is more pure than matter,
and silence is more pure than noise.
But this is not nonduality.
This is fear.
It is not possible for there to be division in that which is nondual.
by seeing that it is not opposed to duality,
would never be at war with it,
and end the dream of a conceptual spirituality.
Let us re-enchant nonduality and infuse it with life,
holding it loosely in one moment and discarding it the next,
staying with the magic of now
as it erupts in and as our lives as they are.
hold the tension in balance,
and compassionately confront the entirety of what we are,
the inseparability of form and formless will be laid bare.
The curtain will come down behind the Wizard of separation
and the purity of the human form will be revealed.
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