Settle Your Dust

Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can’t be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures. Tao de Ching

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Thinking

“I think, therefore I am.” Descartes made a big splash in the philosophical world with that statement. However, consider that this is only the manifestation of your physical self and that thinking is a physical tool that your spiritual self can use. That’s right, thinking is a tool. The brain is as a machine.   [continued below picture] Consider any other machine in our life, for example, your automobile. It runs well on good gas and…

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Curiosity

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Perserverance

We’ve all heard the tale of the tortoise and the hare. Of course the tortoise wins the race because he is able to persevere. Moving toward a higher state of consciousness is a daily undertaking. It is something that becomes more and more fun and liberating as you move forward along your path.   [continued below picture] In the beginning, however, it can seem very difficult, and the path seems fraught with traps that lead you…

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