Tao Te Ching Day 36: Cause and Effect

Let’s face it we live in a cause and effect universe. While writing my finger hits the key, the key performs a function based on said action.

Cause- pressing the key

Effect- greatest writer of all time.

Day 36 has me tracing back the origins of the first cause. The initial cause and because of the initial cause what it means for us today as living, breathing humans.

What it means is that we came from something great enough to make this ball we call life roll and that speaks for itself.

The world has a beginning We regard it as the mother of the world

Having its mother We can know her children

Knowing her children Still holding on to the mother

Live without danger all through life.

TTC 52 (Lin)

I think about this chapter and how it points to us being the children of the Tao and yet I still encounter on a daily basis the absolute fear and lack of the people closest to me.

How in the world could we see that we are created from the same source that made all of heaven and earth and still say, “well I don’t know how I’m going to pay this bill.” Or “I can’t heal myself from the way I feel or the issues I am struggling with.

It is the most irritating thing to be confronted on an almost daily basis with this level of insecurity and frailness in our own incredible being.

Trace back the source and what do you find at the beginning? A power source so great it’s immeasurable, unquantifiable and seemingly ever expanding.

But we can’t leave our job because, how else am I gonna pay my rent. We can’t overcome our depression or anxiety because “I’m to scared and things are never going to be ok”

We are the children of source. Can you do what your parents did and more or are we just the lame step children of an accidental happening?

I know what the problem is. I know why it is showing up so blatantly in my life right now. It is because I am not fully expressing the truth of the power that resides in me, because I myself am still playing scared.

I can’t do it anymore. I can’t be held back by my own disbelief, there by allowing others to continue to live in there own small world.

To free anyone we must only free ourselves.

Close the mouth

Shut the doors

Live without toil all through life

Open the mouth Meddle in the affairs

Live without salvation all through life

Seeing details is called clarity

Holding on to the soft is called strength

Utilize the light

TTC 52 (Lin)

Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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