Meditation for the New Moon in Pisces

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Feb 222017
 

A green bird darting in the night.
Will you be able to see it?
Will you be able to catch it?

Cling to Tao like a shadow.
Move without a shadow.

Bellisimme.17Times of oppression and adversity cannot last forever. How is the transition made to new and better situations? In the midst of great difficulty, a tiny opportunity will open, if only by chance. You must be sharp enough to discern it, quick enough to catch it, and determined enough to do something with it. If you let it pass, you will be filled with regrets.

Stick to Tao (Living Spirit) like a shadow. Wherever it goes, you go. As soon as it throws something your way, catch it by sheer reflex. It is like a bird: If you try to catch it, you will miss. If you are always with it, moving in speed, as much a part of it as its own shadow, then it is easy  to seize.

When you act, however, you in turn must have no shadow. In other words, what you must leave no messiness, no left-over consequences, nothing that will haunt you later. That is one of the ways in which you avoid creating more bad situations for yourself. Your every movement is traceless.

-Tao Meditation   

Meditation for the New Moon in Aquarius

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Jan 262017
 

human angels.2Feasting is the flame in midwinter
That kindles the fire of friendship
And strengthens the community

In the past, feasting was a way to bind the community closer together. The same true today. Whether they are cultural gatherings, times of group worship, or even special dinners with friends, we all need moments where we come together and reaffirm the importance of our group.

The cheer that we feel is essential both to the collective and the individuals involved. The affirmation of the group should not be a sublimation of the individual but rather a framework of involvement. A good gathering requires participation –the, efforts of organization, work, and attendance—and in turn gives back sustenance for body and soul, a sense of belonging, and the accomplishment of something that could not be done by the individuals alone.

Like any other human endeavor, the feast is vulnerable to manipulation and politics, the selfish maneuvering of cynical individuals. This is difficult to avoid completely, for it important for any group to truly be united. The only way to mitigate this is for the collective to keep its intention strictly on its purpose, to select its leaders wisely, and for those leaders to be as enlightened as possible.

-365 Daily Meditation, Deng Ming- Dao

Happy Chinese New Year!
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