This weekend started off with my Sober Yogi Hour followed by a Life Is Good discussion. Spent most of the rest of the weekend taking Gina Schatz's Anatomy class for Marni Task's YTT program. I skipped out early on Sunday to take my fellow YTT grad Kim Hackman's restorative yoga class at Confluence. I may or may not have snored.
Welcome to this week's Tao Te Ching verse. See here for what this is all about.
- Verse 22
- If you want to become whole,
- let yourself become partial.
- If you want to become straight,
- let yourself be crooked.
- If you want to become full,
- let yourself become empty.
- If you want to be reborn,
- let yourself die.
- If you want to be given everything,
- give everything up.
- The Master, by residing in the Tao,
- sets and example for all beings.
- Because he doesn't display himself,
- people can see his light.
- Because he has nothing to prove.
- people can trust his words.
- Because he doesn't know who he is,
- people recognize themselves in him.
- Because he has no goal in mind,
- everything he does succeeds.
- When the ancient Masters said,
If you want to be given everything,
- give everything up,"
- they weren't using empty phrases.
- Only in being lived by the Tao
- can you truly be yourself.