Tag: peace

So what does it mean to feel?

So what does it mean to feel?  Ideally, feeling is an entry point to sensation that leads to an unwinding of anything within us that challenges us or feels disharmonious.  A normal day finds most of us partially or fully caught in our minds, struggling to deal with the “drama” of those feelings that never seem to resolve.  We often feel caught in a never ending spiral of upset.  When we actually let ourselves just feel, the drama unwinds.  It lessens a layer at a time until it is no longer there, much as a cloud disappears into a cloudless sky. It is no longer a part of our world and we find ourself at peace.  With a little practice this peace becomes part of our everyday existence and balance rules our days.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

drama, feel, meaning, mind, peace

In the pursuit of knowledge everyday

“In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added.

In the pursuit of the Tao, every day something is dropped.

Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non action.

When nothing is done, nothing is left undone……” — Tao te Ching translation by Stephen Mitchell 

The mind is like a river, once in motion it hard to stop.  As we add feeling to our life we begin to understand that the mind becomes quiet when we don’t feed it.  We feel what limits us and the mind’s chatter begins to drop away. If we let ourselves do this every day we will finally arrive at a quiet, peaceful mind.  When the mind is quiet nothing gets in our way and nothing is left behind either.  As the internal conflict drops away we experience inner peace and a harmonious life.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

feeling, force, harmony, knowledge, peace, Tao