Weekly Photo Challenge Home Made Flower
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment.
- Experimenting with shots of movement.
- Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action).
- Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.).
We think this theme is open to many interpretations and look forward to seeing what you come up with!
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named; is not the eternal name.
The Tao is both named and nameless
As nameless it is the origin of all things;
as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things.
Ever desire less, one can see the mystery;
ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations.
And the mystery itself is the doorway
to all understanding.
Living the Mystery:
In this opening verse of the Tao Te Ching, Lao-tzu tells us that the “Tao is both named and nameless. This book is asking that we change our ingrained ways of thinking and see how our lives change as a result.
The Tao tells us that letting go and trying to see the mystery will actually allow us to see it. (LETTING GO AND LETTING GOD).
|How can we do just that? One way is to permit ourselves to practice more paradoxical thinking:
1-Assessing events from non-conventional thinking.
2-Looking at a problem/solution from various different perspectives
1-He was definitely thinking outside the box answering that question.
by recognizing that
Desiring (Wanting) and Desire less (allowing) are different and the same, rather like the mysterious ends of a continuum.
It’s as if wanting transforms into effortless allowing.
Desiring, one sees the manifestations; desire less, one can see the mystery itself.
Think of the things in life that involve wanting and how they different from allowing:
- Wanting to go to sleep for example rather than going to sleep.
- Wanting to love, rather than loving.
Desire less means trusting, permitting, and allowing. Desire is both the beginning and the ground of desirelessness, yet wanting is also the beginning and the ground of allowing. They are the same, and they are different.
Assignment: Pay attention to times when you can feel in your body. Once those outer world activates are desired and learned, there’s a time when allowing is what you do.
The Main point here is to recognize the difference in your BODY between trying and allowing and to then become aware of the effortless sensation of the latter.
This practice will lead to greater awareness of the invisible realm and the 10,000 things, which are the visible phenomena of our world.
Challenge: Find your personal ways of living.
What you can do now: let the world unfold without always attempting to figure it all out. Let relationships “just be,” for example, since everything is going to stretch out in Divine order, don’t try so hard TO MAKE something work, simply allow.
Don’t always be upset if you don’t understand your spouse, children, parents, boss, etc. because the Tao is working at all times. When expectations are shattered practice allowing that to be the way “it is.”
Relax, let go, allow and recognize that some of your desires are about how you think your would SHOULD BE, rather than how IT IS IN that MOMENT. Become an astute observer, judge less and listen more.
REMEMBER: Relax, Let Go, Allow
Practice: Letting go of always naming and labeling everything as we were taught. Stop memorizing and categorizing as well.
Notice an instance of annoyance or irritation you have with another person or situation. Decide to do the “Tao” in that moment by turning inward with curiosity about where you are on the continuum between desire and allowing.
Permit the paradox of wanting the irritant to vanish and allowing it to be what it is.
Look inward for it in your thoughts and allow yourself to feel it wherever it is and however it moves in your body.
Give it nonjudgmental attention. Notice the desire for the feeling to disappear, and allow it be monitored compassionately by you. Accept whatever comes. Stop labeling or explaining or Defending. Just identify and leave it at that.
New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.
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