Sunday, June 22, 2014

Can you do what the Tao asks? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?

"Knowing love, I will allow all things to come and go, to be as supple as the wind and take everything that comes with great courage. Life is right in any case. My heart is open as the sky."

From Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, a film by Mira Nair

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There is a distressing situation in the life of my extended family about which I can do nothing, or rather, if there is an action for me to take, I can't yet see it. And so I hold on to these words and trust in the wisdom of the Tao.


5 comments:

  1. That's very beautiful, and I don't think I've seen that movie. Is it new or something available on Netflix I wonder?

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    1. Elizabeth, the film might be on Netflix. It's a few years old. I have loved those lines ever since first hearing them. They are a comfort to me when applied to any and all unsettled circumstances. They remind me to be at peace with the moment, to find the gold in what is. Love to you.

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  2. I am afraid I am unable to do what the Tao says. I am an idiot. But I accept that.

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  3. But now I'm going to be thinking about this. So thank-you. Maybe I can learn to be a little less idiotic.

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    1. You, darling Mary, are not idiotic so I doubt you can learn to be less of what you are not. You are wise and big-hearted and just because a few lines might speak to me doesn't mean they will have meaning for anyone else. I accept that. I know, too, it is easy to find the gold in circumstances that are seamed with the precious metal. Some circumstances are seamed with brass or lead or coal and I imagine these words would be empty if faced with those. Love.

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