Maintain Your Center, Learning

Tao #26. Maintain Your Center
Find your center of gravity
And you will find lightness. Find serenity and you will notice Restlessness before it sets in.
You can travel all day,
Without losing the center of your being. The sites, no matter how beautiful, Don’t have to pull you away
From your inner awareness.
Many rush around the city,
Chasing this task and that.
To flit about in this manner
Takes away one’s center of gravity.
To chase temporal pleasures leads to restlessness. Maintain a strong return address
In the center of your being.

Tao #27. Any Situation Can Be a Tool for Learning
To be relaxed in your spiritual journey,
Be loose about the schedule and destination.
To make your point of view known,
Speak softly and listen to other points of view.
In making plans that benefit all,
Withdraw from selfish calculations and schemes.
Like the sun and the earth, The master is available to all.
Any situation can be a tool for learning And spiritual cultivation.
Recycle what is called bad energy, And use it for the good of all.
This is embodying the natural way.

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