Symbolism holds great power. Burn a national flag or throw it on the ground and you will outrage many. Yet, what is this flag? Colored cloth. Many things are symbolic of one thing or another. A wedding ring is symbolic in the sense that it means a person is married and should be true to the one they have married. However no wedding ring has prevented someone from seeking an affair with another person. The symbolism is lost, ignored. The ring is easily slipped into a pocket or purse. It holds only intrinsic power and that power is easily brushed off unlike that of some superhero. The Dao isn’t really symbolic of anything yet it symbolizes all things. Its power cannot be ignored or dismissed. Those who run contrary to the Dao will soon be run over by it. It cannot be defeated.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
We know that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every cause has an effect, and every effect has a cause. Push and expect to be pushed back. All thought and actions are creative and can create a powerful energy, so one must be careful what we wish for. Remember the old saying…The two worst things in the world are not getting what you wish for and getting what you wish for.
Friday, May 22, 2015
If you hold a piece of wood in your hand, you might wonder if it is too short, too long, or just right. It of course depends on what you want it for. Nothing can show its true value until you relate it to something else. A point of view for example is determined by what the observer is relating to. The nature, the value, or the quality of something can only be measured in relation to another object. Having the Hope Diamond in your hands is useless if you are stranded on a remote island and are desperate for a drink of fresh water.