Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thoughts on the Tao, #2

Have you ever gotten so bored that you have so much to do, but you can't do any of it? That's how I was yesterday. I've been in Georgia since last Friday night and it's been great! Brandon started work on Monday and I wasn't really affected by boredom until yesterday. Seriously, going crazy. Maybe because I didn't leave the house once while I was here yesterday. Every day I try and leave the house for a walk or run or something! Today I left this morning to help Brandon with his car in the dealership, so that was nice. I also have to bring back the rental car later! I might go to Barnes and Nobles beforehand... just because I love that store!

Anyway, here is the next Tao reflection. I tried to format the last one like the book... but it wasn't working, I guess I need more HTML skills than breaks and italics, bold, and underline... :P


When people find one thing beautiful,
another consequently becomes ugly.
When one man is held up as good,
another is judged deficient.

Similarly, being and nonbeing balance each other;
difficult and easy define each other;
long and short illustrate each other;
high and low rest upon one another;
voice and song meld into harmony;
what is to come follows upon what has been.

The wise person acts without effort
and teaches by quiet example.
He accepts things as they come,
creates without possessing,
nourishes without demanding,
accomplishes without taking credit.

Because he constantly forgets himself,
he is never forgotten.


There is a balance to life, everything is balance. Therefore, we must have death to have life. This verse also outlines how to be a wise person.

I'm burnt out... maybe later...