Reflections on Chapter 47 of the Tao Te Ching:
One can understand the world
without stepping out the door.
One can understand Heaven
without looking out the window.
The further one goes,
the less they know.
The sage knows without moving,
understands without seeing,
and acts without doing.
People are always looking outside themselves for answers.
The answers aren’t out there. It is all comes down to source. Source is within everyone always. You are divinity. There is no need to go to another source – God, Allah, Shiva, Buddha, whatever you call it – there is no need to go to another place to understand everything.
Our so-called developed nations, it’s kind of a joke really.
We are so evolved. We are developed in a sense that we have added many layers of junk onto our spirits. It’s almost as if we can’t really even see what’s underneath the surface anymore. Our true identity is so hidden beneath all the stuff that we know, all the specializations and the intelligence that we’ve developed in certain areas. The tribal cultures often understand this and choose differently.
All that is just stuff.
It’s fun stuff, we love it. Our mind loves it. That’s the thing that gets us sometimes. Our mind loves it so much that we get wrapped up in it. We get lost. We can’t remember our breath. It gets us so tangled up, it’s messy. There’s so much information and it is just distracting.
We forget who we really are.
This chapter is about bringing us back inside, to this different space inside. It’s about loving who you are inside. Simple. Resting and meditating. Bringing those simple things back into your life and creating the space for that. You can develop your life, you can create the space where you have the quiet.
Even if you have a busy crazy life,
you can still carve out that space.
It is even more important to do so if your life seems busy! Take time within your space. That is the trick if you are living in a crazy busy world. Slow things down in the sense of keeping things very simple. It gives your brain that relaxation it needs.
There are higher levels of consciousness that are accessed
through meditative states.
It is about having that ability to get quiet enough that we can access those domains. We are so busy and rushing around that we are staying in that lower level of energy. Ultimately, we want to develop that ability to go higher. So take some time this week to breathe and relax. Your body needs it. Your spirit needs it. You need it!
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