Moss-covered Monk

Moss-covered Monk


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - March 26th, 2013 - Axle - 車軸 - Chēzhóu

Axle - 車軸 - Chēzhóu

The mind spins,
while the body remains still-
a flurry of activity
hidden behind a blank stare.
Synapses wait to fire,
in need of a catalyst
to bridge the emptiness
between thought and deed.     
An unobstructed route is required
for energy to flow freely.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao

People search all the time for the sacred, and rarely find what they are looking for; why is this? They do not look within. It is sometimes difficult to understand what the sages mean when they say 'everything you need is already inside of you.'

The sages refer to the mind occupying different places within the body, in addition to the cranium. These are referred to as chakras or wheels, by those who are follow Tao, but are otherwise unknown. Through meditation, one can tap into these sources of energy. By acquainting yourself with other sources of power, it becomes possible to release
the latent potential we all possess inside. This transformation is so profoundly divine that one may even think of this as a spiritual journey.

The concept of void is central to many philosophies of Tao. However, it remains largely abstract in our minds. In this function, void has a fundamental role. The spaces between neurons, the gaps in vertebrae, and the hollowness of the energy pathways all point to the importance of void. From the perineum to the brain stem, the signals are transmitted across an empty plane, providing a conductive surface for transmission of sacred energy. Without void, life would not be possible.

The diversity of everyday life is a manifestation of our mind, expressed by turning our selves toward the world. The more we turn, the more complex circumstances become, and the more thinking we must do. However, if all we wish for is simplicity and tranquility, all that we must do is journey to the center of our being. Here, we will find stillness, from which all action is generated. Within this core, emptiness reigns. We are finally able to see that while the wheels of life move us in all directions, but the source of movement is always the central void. Do not ask others why - ask yourself.