Saturday, February 20, 2010

Let Go

10th Verse

Carrying body and soul,
and embracing the one
can you avoid separation?

Can you let your body become
as supple as a newborn child's?
In the opening and shutting of heaven's gate,
can you play the feminine part?

Can you love your people
and govern your domain
without self-importance?

Giving birth and nourishing;
having, yet not possessing;
working, yet not taking credit;
leading without controlling or dominating.

One who heeds this power
brings the Tao to the very earth.
This is the primal virtue.


"Let go of your identification with your stuff and with your accomplishments. Try instead to enjoy what you do and all that flows into your life simply for the pleasure of doing and observing the flow itself. You literally own nothing and no one: All that is composed will decompose; All that is yours will leave and become someone else's. So step back a bit and allow yourself to be an observer of this world of form. Becoming a detached witness will put you into a state of bliss, while loosening your tight grip on all off your possessions. It is in this releasing process that you'll gain the freedom to live out what the Tao is always teaching by example."

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Commentary on the 10th Verse of the Tao
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

1 comment:

Clara Gorham said...

Hi Ange, Thank you for sharing the 10th verse of Tao Te Ching. Letting go is a sweet, loving, and ongoing place to be. I must tell you I had reason to spend some time on the 24th Verse of Tao Ti Ching. It has been most sweet to me in the area of falling to sleep at the close of my day. Under the heading of "Change your life by consciously choosing to be in a state of gratitude." (Quoting) The journey of your life will change when you emphasize gratitude for all that you are, all that you accomplish, and all that you receive. Practice silently repeating "I thank You" throughout your waking hours, and as you fall asleep and awaken. It really doesn't matter whether you're thanking God, Spirit, Allah, the Toa, Krishna, Buddha, the Source, or self, because all those names represent the great wisdom traditions. Give thanks for the sunshine, the rain, and your body, including all of its components. Have a brain, heart, liver,and even a toenail appreciation day! Your practice of gratitude helps you focus on the real source of everything as well as notice when you're letting "ego" dominate. Make this a silent daily practice. Give thanks for the bed, the sheets, the pillows,and the room you sleep in at night, and in the morning, say "I Thank You" for what lies ahead.(end of quote) My precious Ange this works, this calms my racing mind and puts me in a blessed place to sleep and dream. Remember also that our chakras change every seven years - there is always a second, third - trillion chances to change with no strings of guilt hanging off us. Remember guilt only brings pain - that is all it can do. I have had my chakras change 10 blessed times - this being my 1st of my 70 years I am back learning again of my foundation - chakra #1 my root chakra - all year long I have been establishing a brand new foundation of stability, the will to live, self preservation, sense of trust, and security, groundedness. When you stop and think that these were all the first things that were going on in my life during the first year of my life and now that I am in my 71st year of my life I get the chance to look at these all again. How sweet is that! I love you my darling- sweet and happy rest and dreams. XOXO Auntie