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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grateful for What is Not

Thirty spokes are made one by holes in a hub
By vacancies joining them for a wheel's use;
The use of clay in moulding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;
Doors, windows, in a house, 
Are used for their emptiness:
Thus we are helped by what is not
To use what is.

~ Tao Te Ching according to Lao Tzu by Witter Bynner
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  1. I appreciate silence to help be integrate the moments of drama and noise. In the emptiness I can appreciate the fullness of life.

    Thank you for this wise and humble reminder.

  2. An excellent meditation for a time of year too much focused on filling up all sorts of spaces....


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