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Teachings are easy

Number 70 of the Tao te Ching says:
My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice. Yet your intellect will never grasp them, and if you try to practice them, you’ll fail
Most of us have been taught that striving to achieve anything is the best approach to success.  However the striving often creates conflict and a sense of never really being good enough.  We are actually inherently good enough and while we of course do things, the internal doubts and conflicts within striving actually get in our way.  Allow yourself to feel as you work, if doubt finds you, let it unfold and you will find that you have achieved your goal seemingly effortlessly.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Recently we were contemplating the word Cognize

Recently we were contemplating the word Cognize which means “to perceive, know or become aware of”. We had a realization. When feeling and intellect are allowed to work together understanding is simply there. So as we perceive in this way our understanding simply unfolds. This is a totally counter-intuitive approach, yet infinitely satisfying. The Tao te Ching would say: ……Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things?….. Enjoy. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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