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The Tao is like a well….like the eternal void

#4  The Tao is like a well:  used but never used up.  It is like the eternal void:  filled with infinite possibilities.It is hidden but always present….  excerpt from the Tao te Ching translation by Stephen Mitchell

The more we unwind our limiting feelings, the more we experience the eternal void.  Some are concerned that this means we can’t think or function normally in the world.  Actually, we function even better because as the internal conflict drops away, the mind is not only quiet and peaceful but more efficient and clear. We realize that the quiet, the eternal void truly is filled with infinite possibilities and creation is only a moment away.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Our lives are like an endless river

Our lives are like an endless river.  Within the river are boulders and banks, debris and floating jetsam. The things in the river are the creations of our mind.  The mind clings to these creations even though they are not the river.  Our feelings, when felt and allowed to unwind, support the flow and the clearing of these obstacles we have created in our river.  As more and more obstacles are unwound the river becomes a sea and a sea becomes an ocean, a never ending connection to everything we could ever imagine.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Creation of the World

“The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.”  — Samuel Beckett, Proust

Our lives are like this; each day we are creating, evolving. Having said that we also desire things to stay the same in our lives, giving us something that we believe we can depend on. Yet give us too much consistency and we feel stale, bored and crave change. This paradox is the opportunity, creating the bridge between the desire for things to stay the same and for things to change. It is this inner conflict that drives us to look for new ways to be.  Feeling is what carries us over the bridge, bringing us to a new way to be.  It allows us to enjoy the consistency and embrace change as well. ~ Alain & Jody Herriott

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“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” — John Calvin

This is a deep truth.  Everything is an opportunity to rejoice in our ability to experience creation in everything we do.  Here is the kicker.  Most of us experience this awareness intellectually, for as we age and experience life we are simply not as excited about the “little things”.  As we allow ourselves to feel our doubts and fears, really letting them unfold, we again begin to experience the little things as the wonder they truly are.  —Alain & Jody Herriott

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