Mindful Contemplation

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Before you begin, take a deep breathe and find the center of your being.

Take your time here, read slowly, and then again with a deeper sacred awareness. 

“Tao (the Way) that can be described is not the eternal Way. The name that can be spoken is not the true Name. The unnamable is the eternal, essential real. Naming is the origin of all particular, manifested things. A mind free of thought, complete within itself, beholds the essence of Tao. A mind filled with thought, identified with its own perceptions, beholds the mere shape of things. Yet both minds come from the same source. A mystery of mysteries and the gateway to awareness of true Being.”   


     – Lao Tzu (from the Tao Te Ching)