Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Tao Stills The Monkey Mind

I woke this morning and the monkey-mind was doing a dance inside my head.

I made it a point to take a few minutes this morning and meditate on the here and the now, a few minutes to try and still the monkey mind and be where I was, not where I was not.

I opened an email from a list I subscribe to and one section of it contained a quote from the Tao.

It resonated with me as I attempted to still the monkey mind.

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself you reconcile all beings in the world.”

– Lao Tzu (Chapter 67, Tao Te Ching)

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