Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quoting a favourite source

.... to quote a favourite source, and especially so over these past few ( and likely the next few) days, my heart is filled to the brim.
I will dwell with the beautiful now, delight in all its sweet tenderness.
Soon enough, I will write like one possessed.
For now, I will rely on the words of others.

Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child's?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from your own mind
and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting without expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.

from the Tao te Ching, Verse 10


  1. A good thought to carry this day.
    A good practice to carry each day.
    A Good understanding to grow in mind.

  2. Punch-- the Tao is something, isn't it? it is like a river... I never dip my hands into the same water twice. thanks for the comment.

  3. As they say: There is data, then there is information, then there is knowledge, and finally there is wisdom.

  4. Dave-- thanks for the visit and the comment. Like what you are doing on your site, too, btw. I have to agree that the Tao is mostly on the wisdom end of that spectrum.