Do you trust?  Few can grasp the concept any longer.  We are raised to fear, label, and hide. Deceive, disconnect, and detach from one another. 

Do you hit you snooze button?
Do you worry after you delegate?
Do you beat around the bothersome?

All of these are counter trust.  The snooze button is a breach of a promise.  You set that alarm for yourself, agreeing to get up when it goes off.  You delegated a task to another, but worry they won't succeed, why place trust in someone and then tell them they will fail? Passive aggressive responses to real problems will never convey your true intentions.

Trust and truth come hand in hand, hold your hands open; trust in one, truth in the other.  As you offer these to your world, your open arms shall be free to receive the peace that comes.  You hands shall be free from tiresome burdens and your life left lighter.  And amongst all of this, one truly beautiful thing may arise as the cloud of soft deceptions clears; self trust.

You are a worthy person.  The divine made you with a purpose that your are capable of.  Stop listening to the easy lies, the words that say you are weak, you are inferior, you must achieve more.  Before you can achieve anything, you must achieve the hardest step along The Path; achieve the self.

Universal Body

Your body is a piece of the divine absolute.  Be it flawed and crumbling, or a pillar of so-called human perfection.  You are a vital part of the absolute divinity.  Heaven, Earth, and Man are all one amongst Tao.  Tao is the nothingness that fills every empty space.  Tao is the understanding that all is nothing.

In this world of our absolute divinity, not only is your body a temple to the divine spark, but so is every other piece of creation.  We are the simple cells of an infinite heavenly body.  Our movements similar to the flow of blood through the veins of an inconceivable god. 

But do not forget, if you pay close attention, you can feel the ebb and flow of your body.  The divine feels the trickle of your joys and your sorrows.  It does not wish for your discomfort, as you do not wish for your body to hurt.  Yet, to grow strong, you must damage your muscles and provide them the fuel to grow stronger.

The divine shall test you so that the whole shall become greater.  Pay sweet reverence to the struggles of all around you, knowing that as you come through it and help those around achieve a greater state of understanding, all shall become greater then the sum of the pains.  A thousand thin strands grown strong through challenge can come together and move worlds.

Thank you divine, the god that is within, the god that is without, the absolute divinity that is all things.  For the sorrow that makes the joy worthy, the pains that show my strength, and the humbling minuteness of my being, that makes me see how important I can be.

Absolutely Divine

In meditation, the divine can speak through the self. 
In seeking the divine, one must sublimate the self.
Silence selfish desires and hear the meaning of the voiceless words.

Many things may be spoken yet not understood,
Enlightenment fills the void of things that can never be spoken, yet are easily understood.
In walking a path of enlightenment, the divine speaks through your meditations and words cease.

Forget the words spoken, leave only the understanding of what was said.
The divine is absolute, you are a piece of that perfect divinity.


There is no "I" in Tao

The pursuit of peace can be oft hindered by the pursuit of self.  To be caught up in moments, the decision to do what you should do and what you want to do come into conflict.  If you are in the flow of Tao, following a path of doing what is truly right, than what you want to do is more important than what you should do.

The illusory 'they' have set these rules that you don't fully understand.  A serious of social contracts designed to benefit the select at the expense of the whole.  This voice spoken from the global subconcious tells you there is a brass ring you must reach for, yet when you obtain it, tells you that you have obtained nothing until you get the silver ring further down the line.

To defeat this voices is a life long path of defying a set of unspoken obligations to live a life free and peaceful.  To do what is right, not what is expected.  The path of Tao is not an easy one, it is a path to live an easy life. 

If you keep pushing yourself for that next ring, you will always walk a path of selfish displeasure.  The joy of competition and success are temporary, but understanding all that you have and the greatness of who you are will give you lasting happiness.


Man is no machine.

"If an expert does not have some problem to vex him, he is unhappy!
If a philosopher's teaching is never attacked, he pines away!
If critics have no one whom to exercise their spite, they are unhappy.
All such men are prisoners in the world of objects.

He who wants followers, seeks political power.
He who wants reputation, holds office.
The strong man looks for weights to lift.
The brave man looks for an emergency in which he can show bravery.
The swordsman wants a battle in which he can swing his sword.
Men past their prime prefer a dignified retirement, in which they may seem profound.
Men experienced in law seek difficult cases to extend the application of laws.
Liturgists and musicians like festivals in which they can parade their ceremonious talents.
The benevolent, the dutiful, are always looking for chances to display virtue.

Where would the gardener be if there were no weeds?
What would become of business without a market of fools?
Where would the masses be if there were no pretext for getting jammed together and making noise?
What would become of labor if there were no superfluous objects to be made?

Produce! Get Results! Make Money! Make Friends! Make Changes!
or you will die of despair!

Those who are caught in the machinery of power take no joy except in activity and change - the whirring of the machine!  Whenever an occasion for action presents itself they are compelled to act; they cannot help themselves.  They are inexorably moved, like the machine of which they are a part.  Prisoners in the world of objects, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter!  They are pressed down and crushed by external forces, fashion, the market, events, public opinion.  Never in a whole life-time do they recover their right mind! The active life; what a pity!"
                                                                                                                              - Chuang Tzu

These words could be spoken easily about our day to day problems.  The modern machine; we do not enjoy, we do not cherish, we merely act, because we must.  Yet, these words were written in ~300 BC... over 2300 years ago. 

There is little I can say that has not been said above perfectly, though I may come back to this to extrapolate my thoughts deeper.  But I challenge my readers to meditate on Chaung Tzu's words.  Cease seeking action and find inner peace.  Actively choose to do nothing, find the time to achieve everything.