Carrying body and soul and embracing the one,
Can you avoid separation?
Attending fully and becoming supple,
Can you be as a newborn babe?
Washing and cleansing the primal vision,
Can you be without stain?
Loving all men and ruling the county,
Can you be without cleverness?
Opening and closing the gates of heaven,
Can you play the role of woman?
Understand and being open to all things,
Are you able to do nothing?
Giving birth and nourishing,
Bearing yet not possessing,
Working yet not taking credit,
Leading yet not dominating,
This is the Primal Virtue.
One line – ‘Are you able to do nothing?’
The art of non doing – Alexander Technique.
Tired yet still striving. Why?
Lockdown with no job, yet restlessly pursuing. What?
The how to finding flow – stopping!
If I didn’t have animals I would have stayed in bed.
To do nothing
Or to non do and allow. Trust.
To be, not being lazy.
Walk Maisie. Slow down enough to see. Walking the question ‘are you able to do nothing?’
On the way home – a zero in the snow. And then a spiral.
81 verses in the Tao.
8 – infinity.
1 – at one, the one…
The infinite feel that is present within each of us when we let go. The feel of the infinite – Alexander Technique hands on, riding in balance, a spiral, simply walking the snow.
‘Everything that lives and breathes and moves, lives and breathes and moves spriallically.’ Don Burton
Translation of The Tao Te Ching – Gia-Fu Feng, Jane English