Tag: tao te Ching

Nothing is as soft

The Tao te Ching says:  Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. Each time we feel a feeling, truly allowing it to be experienced, we are beginning to balance ourselves.  With each repetition we dissolve a layer of resistance to what we see or are upset about.  Eventually we are balanced.  Mind and body are integrated and we are at peace.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

Body, mid, Soft, tao te Ching, water, yielding

In the Tao te Ching

In the 2nd Tao te Ching it says “When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.  When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” It goes on to say “Being and non being create each other.  Difficult and easy support each other….” Our judgement of circumstances cause internal conflict. If we view right and wrong as being absolute we get caught in the mind trap that there are no alternatives to the way we are living.  Yet if we choose to experience the gentle sensations inside of us, these seeming judgements begin to drop away and we again return to harmony and a life in balance.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

bad, balance, good, judgement, Life, Tao, tao te Ching

Every experience we have is an opportunity

Every experience we have is an opportunity to experience opening. This means everything that happens! People believe that being present doesn’t include everyday interactions and experiences and that we need to leave the state of presence in order to interact with others. In our experience this is not the case, just the habit created from years of patterning. Every experience can now take on new meaning. We are in the world but not of the world, nor are we drawn into the drama of a situation.

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 your own mind
and thus understand all things?

This is the nature of Being versus being caught in the drama. Feeling the feelings within us and allowing them to unwind takes us there and sets us free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

being, experience, feeling, opening, tao te Ching, unwind

The Tao te Ching says: I am like an idiot

The Tao te Ching says (we are paraphrasing): I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty…..I am different from ordinary people, I drink from the infinite.  How can one do this if the mind is empty?  Because when we stop over-focusing we realize we are the flow of everything and now we ARE.  We understand Being and let the unfolding of events move through us.  Now we are present, constantly fed and nurtured.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

empty, idiot, infinite, mind, nurtured, tao te Ching

Most people will tell you about their dreams

Most people will tell you about their dreams and in the same breath tell you about their limitations.  We choose to tell you about your dreams and how to become them.  In reality they are already yours, they are simply behind the fears that you have placed in your way.  The Tao te Ching says “if you would become whole, be partial.” In effect, the process of feeling the limitations (that which makes us feel partial) allows everything to unfold and you will be there.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

dreams, limitations, partial, tao te Ching, whole