That which cannot be seen is called invisible.
That which cannot be heard is called inaudible.
That which cannot be held is called intangible.
These three cannot be defined;
therefore, they are merged as one.
Each of these is subtle for description.
By intuition you can see it,
and feel it.
Then the unseen,
are present as one.
Its rising brings no dawn,
its setting no darkness;
It goes on and on, unnameable,
returning into nothingness.
Approach it and there is no beginning;
Follow it and there is no end.
You cannot know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.
Discovering how things have always been
brings one into harmony with the Way.
– Tao Te Ching, Verse 14 by Lao Tzu –
This verse by Lao Tzu is taken out from Living the Wisdom of The Tao by Dr Wayne Dyer. It really spoke to me and made me think about trust and trusting in something bigger than us. There is a Higher Intelligence to Life that is always working for us yet we are conditioned from a young age to believe differently – unless we see it we cannot believe it right?
What if that which we are seeking was always there all long waiting for us to open the door of awareness to bring forth that which we always have been?
I am allowing the space of inquiry as I take in the energy of this verse and invite you to do the same if it calls to you.
Have a great week.
Love and light,
The Guest House by Rumi
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
I absolutely love this poem by Rumi and like to revisit it from time to time. I came across it about four years ago on a mindfulness course. It was a revelation at the time as it taught me new ways of relating to myself and what’s going on in my body and mind. I was at the very early stages of my spiritual path and was beginning to make connections of how the body and mind were linked. After being taught otherwise for most of my life, this was amazing to realise. Even so, I find that no matter how far along the path you are, it is still good to be reminded of the basics and come back to what you once knew.
We all want to feel good yet no matter how positive you are things can creep up on you. It’s part of being human. I don’t always like some of the things that do creep up but I try to make a conscious effort to invite them in like Rumi says in his poem. I try to lighten it up by envisaging a tea party situation in my head. If joy knocks on the door I go hey come on in and have a cuppa. With each feeling I may have on a particular day I do the same to each one including the eeekky ones, especially the eeekky ones. I have to admit I do get a bit hesitant at first. If it’s a depression or shame or guilt or something on those lines I want them to go away but I figure if I ignore them they will never go away so I say hey, what gift do you have for me today… come on in and join the party. They all get a special party hat and converse with each other. Yes, this really does go on in my head sometimes but I don’t mind sharing if it’s helps somebody reading this. Either that or you can embrace the crazy madness inside my head 🙂 It all turns out well in the end.
Sending many blessings your way.
Love and light,
Let the light of you heart shine through,
Let it radiate into your thoughts and actions,
Let it show you who you are.
In the beginning there was nothing. Then it turned into something. The facets of life fills into motion and turns. Which way? Day or night? Light or dark? Right or wrong? These are all but an illusion of duality inside the matrix, yet polar opposites is what makes it possible to see. In the difference, the joy of overcoming, the hope of humanity and the wisdom of experience brings healing to each person.
We all want to experience bliss. We all want to feel good. We want things to be smooth sailing and easy to some extent. It is a natural part of being human. It is that desire to be all that we can be and feel into that too. Of course, sometimes things don’t always work out as we hope and we may face circumstances beyond our control. What then? How can we make things better? How can we change the course of our lives?
I believe it takes courage to be alive and live. It takes courage to love and to share. It takes courage to put yourself out there and connect. The fact that we decided to be born at this time in history, in a world that is dominated by fear, now that to me is the ultimate courage of the greatest kind.
We all have a part to play and even if we don’t know that part… by simply showing up for ourselves in our daily lives is where the miracle of each moment lies. It’s where life can reveal to us what needs to be revealed. We can remember the beauty. We can remember to breathe.
Your life matters so be kind to yourself. Love yourself where you are now. Do what makes your soul dance even if only for a moment. Take time to enjoy the little things. Value each experience as an opportunity to grow and be more of who you are. You are important. You are a blessing. You are Courage.
Love and light,