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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Daily Musing - March 7th, 2013 - Accessibility - 可訪問性 - Kě fǎngwèn xìng

Accessibility - 可訪問性 - Kě fǎngwèn xìng 

Each day is a blessing,
every breath
or beat of heart-
As long as you truly live,
Tao will be close at hand.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao

Some people believe that Tao can only be known through fairy tales, of old men on mountains, of gods and dragons. The world of Tao, they believe, is the work of poetry and imagination. Others believers preach to experience Tao through elaborate rituals, holy talismans, or the mumblings of an entranced individual. Both sides of this argument are incorrect. Why do we need to rely upon another being's experience before our own? Tao is in each of us.

Why, then, do we not all sense it? Ignorance. It does not mean that there is no Tao, or that it is unimportant. It has merely been overlooked. It is there for us to experience at any time; we must open ourselves in order to facilitate growth.

Do the sun and moon still rise and fall each day and night? Do you hear the waves breaking upon the shore? Can you feel the wind at your back? If you can still experience the world, then you may deal directly with Tao. Do not delay, act immediately or you will lose the impetus. Never accept that your life is insignificant; do not think this, feel this, right now. As long as you are alive, you still have a chance...to find what you are looking for.