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L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

It’s such a beautiful saying isn’t it, the ‘watercourse of nature‘. The subtlety of a breeze, the artful pace of the seasons, the flow of the clouds. Are we really paying attention? There are times in my life where I feel like a tiny paper boat, drifting down a river, being smashed on occasion on the rocks, caught in turbulence. Other times there feels to be no wind at all, and I am stuck and stagnant. All the thinking in the world cannot get me from that spot, instead, it’s time to simply be, so literally sit and wait it out. Nature clearly feels this is an important lesson for me as it happens more than I like! That sense of ‘why is this happening to me??” When we forget it’s not happening to us but for us.

To live in alignment with the watercourse way, with the Tao, reminds us that we can only do so much as an individual. That there are constant forces at play and nature to work with that will impact us. And to resent this is silliness, although yes tempting. So when we align with this idea, rather than fight it, we can continue to flow with the watercourse way.

And if you prefer a fire analogy over water, a poem for you by Judy Brown called This Is Fire;

What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing,
too many log
packed in too tight
can douse the flame
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.
So building fires
requires attention
to the spaces in between…
…A fire
grows
simply because the space is there,
with openings
in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn
can find its way.

Written with love,

Jac x

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