The Tao is empty but inexhaustible, bottomless, the ancestor of it all.
Within it, the sharp edges become smooth; the twisted knots loosen; the sun is softened by a cloud; the dust settles into place.
It is hidden but always present. I do not know who gave birth to it.It seems to be the common ancestor of all, the father of all things.
Wayne Dyer speaks of the Tao as many spiritual scriptures speak of their one infinite... the source of all of life. This source, regardless of name is that which all things (us included) eminate from. This source is limitless and cannot be constrained, quantified or measured. It is the source that smooths out the sharp edges, and loosens the knots, it is always present, inexhaustible, never depleted...
We are of this source, our truth is that which is expansive in every way. It is so easy to get caught up in the sharpness and twisted knots of life, easy to get disconnected from the very truth of our eternal, expansive being. I sat with this today thinking of all that has just occurred in Japan. How does the tao bring light into what appears to be dark?
The answer is in the truth of our eternal nature. The essence of our oneness, our connection to all that is, here, on the other side of the world and out of this known world... we are all ONE. May we each take this moment to allow this verse to settle into the fabric of our humanity. For this moment may you fully recognize all that lies within you, within me, may we all together connect to something greater than the sharp edges. May we all together fully recognize ourselves in each other and see that which bonds, which binds, which is our truth. From this space of true recognition the potential for moving from source as the human race can become closer than ever thought possible...Together we can be the change~
Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC