Preventing a Fall –The energies and directions are evolving around paying attention to dispelling fear in your life. Of the many ways the mysteries of existence have been described, the concept of the Tao is one of the most beautiful. Originally the word “Tao” meant “way” as in “pathway” or “roadway.” Confucius used it to refer to a moral or ethical way. Lao-tzu however imbued it with its spiritual meaning, one that has over taken the Confucian usage. Our present-day understanding of the word Tao as Lao-tzu used it has three slightly different shades of meaning. Each of these describes a different aspect of the wisdom that is contained in Tao. Tao is the source of all things, Tao is nature and Tao is inner wisdom..so, please, read on for today’s Oracle from The Tao…
Lao-tzu wrote, 25 centuries ago:
Honor and shame are the same as fear.
Fortune and disaster are the same for all.
What is said of honor and shame is this:
Whether absent or present,
They are inseparable from the fear they give rise to
What is said of fortune and disaster is this:
They can befall any person.
By the accident of good fortune
One may rule the world for a time.
But by virtue of love,
One lives forever.
Priya’s Adaptation and Interpretation:
Fear is perhaps our greatest enemy, and what is it but ignorance? Ignorance is the unwillingness to accept the nature of things – it is a forgetfulness or thoughtlessness.
Remember: Be attentive, be watchful; these are the keys to transforming fear. There is no fear as unrelenting as the fear of fear.
Fear leads us to pretend to be who we are not or to act out of false pride. It causes us to live with shame or guilt.
We fear the unknown, but this fear disappears with the acceptance that disaster can happen at any time to anyone – and so can good fortune. There is no way to avert the one or create the other.
To understand this gives us the insight to allow life, in all its different guises and fortunes, to happen to us. If we don’t fear, we don’t stumble or fall. Fear is put aside by living in simple acceptance. Fear is not an obstacle to the person who pays attention. Fear does not obstruct the wise in their joyful experience of life!
Let your mantra for now be: I choose to accept what is and appreciate, love and support my joyful experience of life...And So It Is!!!
Love from the Lotus World <333,
Note: Today's Oracle is from The Tao Box: Wisdom of the Tao Adapted and Interpreted by Priya Hemenway (c) 2002 The Book Laboratory and the Spirit of Darity © 2012-2013 The RYS Center, All Rights Reserved
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