If you are a pattern for the world,
the Tao will be strong inside you
and there will be nothing you can’t do.
If you accept the world,
the Tao will be inside you
and you will return to your primal self.
…..Lao Tzu/Stephen Mitchell
when we have felt deeply held, all paradox and indifference soften……we ground deep in the earth and forget that we have surrendered……the merging of mercy and grace……
Reality is inherently grounding. The more in touch with it we are, the more grounded we feel. This is as true of the facts of daily life as it is of our true nature. Life is multidimensional, ranging from the physical to the subtle to formless awareness. When we are in touch with physical reality, we feel physically grounded. As subtle levels of feeling and energy unfold, we feel subtly grounded. When we know ourselves as open awareness, not separate from anything, we rest in and as our deepest ground that is sometimes called our homeground or groundless ground…..John Prendergast
As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.