The centre of the circle

The world is sacred.
It can’t be improved.
If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.

There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.

The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.

She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 29 (Stephen Mitchell translation)


 Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink
, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

David Whyte, Everything Is Waiting for You

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We have a tendency to blame others or circumstances, both for outside events and for what effects us directly. This “blaming mind” has been around forever and is very deep rooted. Modern social media seems to even strengthen this innate tendency.

Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods.

From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share.

Homer The Odyssey 1.37-40