Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekly Tao Te Ching Verse - Week #15

So I started off the "weekend" doing a yoga triple, one class at work and then two at 3 Sisters Yoga + Fitness; one class was with one of the sisters (Courtney) the other was a community donation class with Jen teaching.

I taught one of these classes a few weeks ago and will be teaching it again. It's a great opportunity offered by 3Sisters. We get practice teaching, people get to try yoga very inexpensively (for free if you don't donate), and any funds raised get donated to a local charity. What a great win-win opportunity. Thank you 3 Sisters.

Also taught my normal Fitworks class on Saturday. I was point blank asked by one of the students where or when I taught during the week. Two other women said "thanks, you are favorite 'love to hate teacher'!" Followed by "Oh, that's a compliment!" I got a chuckle out of that.

Welcome to this week's Tao Te Ching verse. See here for what this is all about. 

Verse 15
The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.
They were careful
as someon crossing over an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water.
Do you have the patience to wait
till you mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?
The Master does not seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things.
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