Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

A feeling of connectedness with all of the manifest and nonmanifest world is an experience sages throughout time have explained explicitly or implicitly. Where better to begin this process than in one’s own body? And of course, if we can’t experience peace in our body, what hope do we have or feeling connected to all of creation?

I believe this Taoist system allows the practitioner to build this feeling from the ground up, so the interrelated feeling with creation is hard-wired into the very being of the practitioner. There are stories of instant enlightenment, but I believe the method of slowly building spiritual virtue in the body is akin to investing for retirement, versus hoping to hit the lottery.

So, practice a little each day. Smile, help someone, leave things better than you found them.

Excerpt from: The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold

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