Taoist Wednesday: Verse 10, Limitations

When embracing the unity of mind, body, emotions and spiritual being, can we transcend our fragmentations without leaving a trace?

 

When Qi Gong sculpts sinew suppleness, can our flesh become soft as a new born bade?

 

Can we cleanse the inner vision, leaving mind in spiritual purity?

 

Can our affairs of the heart, and our affairs of state be so unconditional that we grant unqualified permissibility?

 

Can the gate to Yin be opened without inviting Yang?

 

Can our reasoning mind be purged of coercion, allowing our heart its unfettered joy?

 

Can we act like every other species, seeking no reward, taking no pride, guiding without enslaving?

 

Such is our vision of the Great Integrity on whose path we have at last planted both feet, ready to move, step by step, until we arrive at the great unfettered gate.

 

I want to try something different this week, an exercise in community. I would like to know how you, my readers, interpret this verse. Please feel free to comment below.

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