Tao Te Ching Journey

11th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
it is on the hole in the center that the use of cart hinges.

Shape clay into a vessel;
it is the space within that makes it useful.
Carve fine doors and windows,
but the room is useful in its emptiness.

The usefulness of what is depends on what is not.

~ Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Emptiness…what a word. It speaks so loud yet so small. It’s a paradox as Wayne Dyer puts it in his summary. What does that really mean? How does emptiness help us out. Wayne suggests that:

“You have an inner state of nonbeing at your center, so take note of what is visible (your body) as well as the invisible essence that your existence depends upon . . . the Tao part of you.”

Not only do we have to focus on our physical body but I think it is important that we also focus on our Tao, our inside, our spirit. This can be done in many different ways like prayer, meditation, or going for long walks in nature. Take 10-15 minutes for yourself to accomplish this task as it will push you forward into an enlighten stage of life, more of an awareness as you focus on the emptiness that’s inside of you . This is just as important as keeping our bodies health.

I have included a Wayne Dyer meditation video from You Tube uploaded by Ian McFerran about the I AM which is a 2-part meditation series. The first part is an introduction by Wayne Dyer himself, which lasts for 7:20 minutes, then the meditation audio starts to play. I personally like this meditation track because it is a calm and serene audio that really helps me clear all of the stuff inside my head and to be in the present.

~ Namaste


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