"Accolades can usher in
great trouble for your body.
Censure can herald misery.
Why can favor and disfavor both be harmful?
Because both accolades and censure,
when filtered through self as ego,
always place us in jeopardy.
But when the universe becomes your self,
when you love the world as yourself,
all reality becomes your haven,
reinventing you as your own heaven.
Only then, will you transcend tense
to fully be here now.
Only then, no harm
will the universe proffer
nor you to her,
for you will be
not you but she
and both-the universal Great Integrity."
Lao Tzu, Verse 13 of Tao Te Ching
Sharing my Wednesday meditation with you. Oh and the great landscape from Idaho! A little fun back story about this shot- we had driven 20 miles on gravel at midnight to camp here over night on our way to the west coast. It was pitch black and we were driving around the reservoir not knowing what the landscape looked like. There was snow on the ground at the campsite and starting a fire was out of the question. When we woke we had a flat tire and somehow couldn't find our jack! 🙈 It was just starting to snow on top of that! With no cell service we hiked about a mile until we had one bar to call roadside--2 hours later the roadside came and got us good to go. Its not a bad memory at all, besides I had ample time to hike and get some great shots of this amazing campsite. Its about being in the now, its all that is real after all. 💙✌
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