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A Restless Mind, an Unyielding Universe


Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching, is quoted as saying To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

I have no worries that the universe will surrender to me. Ever. Although I make continuous attempts to meditate, practice relaxation techniques, and listen to audio files of birds chirping and waves breaking on the shore, my mind is rarely still.

I can manage to relax muscles and hold yoga poses, but my mind won’t stop working. I was born with a mind that doesn’t understand the concept of being still. I remain determined to master this skill as evidenced by my interest in Eastern philosophy and religion.

For now, my mind is a happy wanderer in the limitless universe with no craving to focus on any solitary topic for too long.

Stay tuned because you never know what appears next!

By the way, did you know that Lao Tzu has a Facebook page? No, really! Click on this link.

Or try this site that includes a course on the Tao.


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