Archive for February, 2011
There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it Tao.
It flows through all things.
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.
–Source: Tao te Ching, A New English Version, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Chapter 25.
- The Ego Tunnel: The Science of Mind and the Myth of the Self, by Thomas Metzinger
- The Best American Science and Nature Writing, edited by Freeman Dyson
- Infinite Possibilites: The Art of Living Your Dreams, by Mike Dooley
- Tao te Ching: A New English Translation, translated by Stephen Mitchell