Mystic Motivation | G MONDAY MOTIVATION
As soon as beauty is known by the world as beautiful, it becomes ugly.
As soon as virtue is being known as something good, it becomes evil.
Therefore being and non-being give birth to each other.
Difficult and easy accomplish each other.
Long and short form each other.
High and low distinguish each other.
Sound and tone harmonize each other
Before and after follow each other as a sequence.
Realizing this, the saint performs effortlessly according to the natural Way without personal
desire, and practices the wordless teaching thru one’s deeds.
The saint inspires the vitality of all lives, without holding back.
He nurtures all beings with no wish to take possession of.
He devotes all his energy but has no intention to hold on to the merit.
When success is achieved, he seeks no recognition.
Because he does not claim for the credit, hence shall not lose it.
– excerpt from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Without the darkness there can be no light, without the evil there can be no good, who knows wrong when there is no right?, without the storm calm looses the essence of its soothing disposition, without the agony derived from heartclenching sorrow we will never truly understand the utopia that is joy unbound, without the lack we will never appreciate the bounty, without the chaos there is no order.
You see, we live in a dual universe where everything come in its perfectly polarised pair. The night is the dim counterpart to day as the yang is to yin, positive to negative and man is to woman. So why then, do we map out tacky escape routes to run from and obliterate the existence of this natural way in our daily lives. We individually try as much as possible to create a pseudo-nirvana world of constant bliss, free from the experiences of pain, the lessons of failure, the interims of lack and the inevitability of the succeeding sorrow delivered through the assured visitation of death. As I continually reiterate, nature is the best teacher; she patiently teaches us that, instead of trying to avert the inevitability of duality, we should in-fact wholly and gratefully embrace the cycles as she does, so perfectly. The plants never try to elude the cycles of sowing and harvest, or translated as birth, death and rebirth, because it is the natural way. So the seed happily enters the womb of the earth, grows through a darkness which is an inevitable test to see if it is worthy to progress to a next level of existence, grows out through the darkness into the light, from seedling through to maturity under trying storms and testing bashes of heat, and if it shows worthy despite the painstaking tests, it bears it’s fruit for harvest after which its remains return to the earth, only to be reborn through the fertilization of the seeds it bore during its youth and the waste of a life tenure complete…and the cycle continues. This is the natural way.
Every occurence in each and every one of our lives have been meticulously and intricately mapped out by the Creator. Tests and obstacles have been set out for us as tools to be wielded for our expansion, for without which, there is definitive stunted growth which is only a stone throw from destined decay. Failure is a friend that comes veiled as a demoralizing foe, for without failure there will be no opportunity to learn and to grow. . Without the dawning claustrophobia of a darkness we have all experienced at some point in our lives, we would have remained oblivious to the illuminating sovereignty of our light and we would honestly never really understand the true depths of our strengths.
Instead of running away from these regenerating cycles that have only been created for our highest of good, let us slowly begin to embrace them, for without these ridges of change, we would only be fickle figments of existence, and we are beyond fickle, we carry the essence of life itself. The essence of good and evil are two faces of the same coin, and once you realise that they are in fact one and the same then our approach to life will ultimately change. This does not mean, however, that we should go out and spread evil for good and evil are one and the same. Once you realise that there is no real seperation between me, you and the random stranger on the street apart from the barrier of this physical anatomy, this will be the end of an old chaotic paradigm and the beginning of a harmonic one, because deep down we are all fragments of the Creator, we all borrow from the eternal source of all creation and what you do another you ultimately do to yourself.
In loving conclusion, the failure and the success are equally perpetuated for your expansion, the day is for work and the night is for rest which ultimately serves for our physical rejuvenation, the evil teaches us the importance of good, the hate and strife encourages us to embody our highest self which is infinite love, the lack wields us with the understanding to cultivate the mindset to save, and gratitude for the abundance bestowed on us. I encourage us to day, to look at things from a broader perspective and slowly transmute our dual ideologies into a singularity of love and appreciation for all that is, and no matter what you are going through right now my darling, it has been placed at this exact moment which is just the perfect training ground, for you are more than able to navigate your ship on this storm, and you are much closer than realise to your next level of greatness, for this is only the natural way.
Cred : Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, GoogleImages.