The first line in the Tao Te Ching is; ‘The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.‘ Meaning, expressing the Tao by using words will never produce the eternal – or perfect – Tao. And yet, the written book of the Tao Te Ching follows!
So many times I’ve viewed these blog words and realized how far from the actual truth they are. Not intentionally, of course, but there they are as impostors, trying to express something which is impossible for them to do.
It is the same as hanging signs on a stage curtain telling how good the play will be, but never opening the curtain so the play can be seen or experienced.
We have no words to express the Infinite. Sure, there are impostors, but even the impostors fall so short of conveying the absolute essence of the Infinite it is laughable to try.
This blog, and many of the books written about higher experiences, are exercises in using words to explain ‘heights’ while knowing how deficient words are.
If you’re observant, you can find extraordinary lessons in the most ordinary moments. Shut off the words! Yours, mine, and any other author out there. Carve out your moments of splendor.
Embrace the idea of flying solo. When you’re up at 30,000 feet, turn on the auto-pilot and parachute out of the plane. Allow just your mind to remain in the cockpit.
Forget words. Forget your desires. Forget trying – to do anything. Don’t ‘listen’. Just be. Yourself is not with you now. In that venue where it is just your essence and the Infinite, Luxuriate. Let go of words and all they represent. Luxuriate! FEEL the Infinite. SENSE ultimate freedom. TASTE limitlessness.
NO ONE will ever be able to tell you what you might experience. It’s an imaginary land, but it is your imaginary land. Only you will be able to feel it, experience it.
But then, you too, will be at a loss for words. You’ll have nothing, but soon you’ll realize that ‘nothing’ is everything.
Hallelujah for irony!