Y3 – Day 207 – Tao

“The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.” – First lines of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.

The tao or the “way” is the space of allowing everything into the ease and flow. The act of noticing the silence in meditation brings us into the tao. How deep does the silence go?

Imagine you are relaxed, being in the meditation zone is a little more profound than that. The instant you realize, you are snapped back into your mind and lose that peace. What is it that is listening to these thoughts? Who is it? What is in me that is listening?

Is it me?

If we are agitated or stressed, we have lost the flow of the tao. When we are at ease, what is there to argue with? Meditation is not a doing, it’s a being.

There is something present in every moment. Awareness is always fresh and new. Immerse yourself in the flow of the tao.

Byron Katie wrote, “Pleasure is an attempt to fill yourself up, JOY is what you are.”

And a note on spirituality: We don’t need someone else to validate us. Saying “no”, anger and being fiery can be spiritual too.┬áNO one walks around with a halo around their head.

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