As I was meditating this morning I felt a deep river of LOVE. The river beneath the river. My morning reading had me reading the 28th version of the Tao Te Ching, only fitting since today is the 28th.
"Know the strength of man but keep a woman's care! Be a valley under heaven; if you do, the constant virtue will not fade away. One will become a child again.
Know the white, keep to the black, and be the pattern of the world. To be the pattern of the world is to move constantly in the path of virtue without erring a single step, and to return again to the infinite.
One who understands splendor while holding to humility acts in accord with eternal power. To be the fountain of the world is to live the abundant life of virtue.
When the unformed is formed into objects, its original qualities are lost. If you preserve your original qualities, you can govern anything. Truly, the best governor governs least."
I choose today to live as both young and old. Loving the qualities that are divinely me because I was wholely made. I celebrate and marvel in the me. As one of my dear mentors, Wayne Dyer, said of this verse...
"You are in accord with eternal power when you suspend your ego and become conscious of the Tao flowing in this fountain of you. Picture yourself pouring forth, not from your ideas of self-importance and your need for external power over others, but from a ceaseless Source of good and virtue that's in harmony with your infinite nature. Change the image of yourself to a being that's in accord with eternal power, and the virtuous life you want to see will be visible."
Thank you to all of you who have shared space on this Earth with me; those who have loved WITH me and lived WITH me.
I have been gathering #tribe for some time and it morphs as I change shape but for each being that has passed through my life, and those that remain, I AM THANKFUL.
Life is uncertain. To me, that's what makes it an adventure. Thank you to those who have cried and laughed with me. To those who loved me even as I fucked up and flopped about figuring it out for myself.
I share this Birth Day with one of my besties Reesha and dear Beautiful Soul Elvis Jiminez who is no longer Earthside with us, even though I was just talking with him as I looked at his photo in my office this morning. Great to share a day with these two amazing beings. xoxo
My mantra currently is "To Give Thanks"...in JOY and the PAIN. So how fitting that Jessica gifted me with this towel from her shop yesterday as my Birth Day gift. I give thanks for this life and the love to share it back.
Life Theme song to dance with today... Rostam's Wood