Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nothing's Useful

"Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.

Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.

Therefore benefit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there."

Tap Te Ching
Chapter 11

Stop what you are doing for just a minute, stop what you are thinking, set aside any emotion currently running over you, stop doing anything.... can you see what is not there? Can you, for even the briefest moment, BE what is not there?

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