Tao Te Ching 25th Verse


25th Verse

There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the Mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.

I call it great.
Great is boundless;
boundless is eternally flowing;
ever flowing, it is constantly returning.

Therefore, the Way is great,
heaven is great,
earth is great,
people are great.

Thus, to know humanity,
understand earth.
To know earth,
understand heaven.
To know heaven,
understand the Way.
To know the Way,
understand the great within yourself.

This verse goes to your connection to everything and your connection to yourself.  To understand yourself you can go back to what is everything around us.  See yourself in nature, in other people, see your true self.  The essence that is the Tao, the universe, your Source.  The Source is pure positive energy and greatness.

Just as Source is great and we are physical extensions of that energy than that must mean we in turn are great.  This verse encourages you to see the potential and beauty that is you and if you can accept that, you can use that perspective to relate to others and to Source.

Find what makes you unique and great and meditate on the idea that you have everything you need within yourself already.



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