The Sage

The Sage’s mind is seems as empty as space,
People struggle to understand and know her.
They look to her and wait for enlightenment.
She continues to treat them as her own children,
Loving care without an end, protecting, teaching,
And then in time, they grow, they know themselves…

-easy…

She is Wisdom

The world is sacred,
It can’t be improved,
If you tamper with it, you ruin it,
Treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.

There is a time for being ahead,
Bringing a time for being behind,
There is a time for being in motion,
Just as a time for being at rest,
A time for being vigorous,
A time for being exhausted,
A time for being safe,
A time for being in danger,

The wise sees things as they are,
without trying to control them,
Acceptance is key to understanding,
She lets them go the way they choose,
Residing at the centre of the circle…

Tao…

Walking the Path

Release hate and malice from your heart,
Embrace a manner of purest innocence,
Rid yourself of envy of another being,
Entertain the divine court of spirit,

Too many days are of wasted, empty time,
Busy chasing fancies and envisage,
Bed of dreams, ere pile up more,
Lift up thy head from slumber,

New morn sun, filling a misty blue sky,
Risen to the zenith, it shines for you,
Bliss within this light of beauty,
Meant to embrace, to bask,

A mystic paradise, waste not a moment,
Continue, this eternal path of love,
Whisper gentle words of thanks,
Clutch your gifted blessings,

Be the betterment of the world, live pure,
Not to preach rules, sole loving care,
Truly love all, judge not another,
Free to a liberty of thinking,

Heart filled with love, all beautiful delight,
Spread joy, respectful, sharing affection,
Share laughs, for then the spirit relaxes,
Faith is not prayer, faith is as lived,
Humanity is loving family,

Be infinitely patient, including to ourselves,
Learn love is more needed than peace,
Living in spirit, we are truly happy,
Let no man turn you against any,

Gift love & kindness, avoid giving penalty,
Hold a forgiving nature, set free hatred,
Live in moderation, waste not,
Burden comes from excess,

Struggles make you wise, thereby finding joy,
True life is not of the flesh but of the spirit,
Drink deeply of faith and certainty,
Look not at colours, but hearts,

Arts, sciences, crafts, herein our highest worship,
Impelled by the best motives, our will to service,
Pray that the abuser shall become amiable,
Use knowledge always to benefit others,

There is no one faith greater than any other,
there are only those that talk their faith,
and those that live it…

easy
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Path Home

Life Goes On

Once I lived strong, a needful part of life,
Time goes on, I falter, pallid, cast off in a heap,
I’m unnoticed, a useless relic, reminder cast-off,

But now a change, hope blooms, brighter days,
I’ve made new friends here, companions, new joy,
We exist together, senescent, forgotten antiquity,

And yet we are becoming more, growing anew,
An altering into a greater state than ever before,
Now with new purpose, new meaning for being,

People now come to gaze upon us, quiet praise,
Talking of how we represent so fine a memory,
They hear out silent song, learn of our serenity,
We now have purpose once more, significance,

Living again, a different life with contentment,

easy…

Times Past

Become

Become

Rest, relax,
Embrace this peace,
Hold to this new silence,
Rebuilding our existence,
Becoming complete,

A new life, a new way of living,
Our most boundless new joy,
Filling you, helping you,
We grow, learn, become,

Within silence, this peace,
In this moment, every moment,
New future bright, hopes anew,
All calmness and serenity,
All fears now gone,

I am, we are, together,
Souls complete once more,
We are one…

Easy…

Creator’s Spirit

Mother's Spirit

The Creator also is ever with us,
It resides in the laughter of my Grand-children,
In the gentle rays of sun, burning its way into the new day,
It lives in the teeming joyous life filling my world,
I find this connection in the sweet soul of the homeless old woman,
I see it in the kind young man helping the cripple cross the busy street,
I find it within me as I cry over the cancer filled child,
And I feel it in the love of my family and friends,
So much I am blessed with, so full my journey,
And so thankful am I for the wonders I’ve lived,
We are all gifted the most extraordinary things,
Hold to thankfulness, make precious each moment,
Know your place as a part of the all,
Love…

easy…

Newest Old Knowledge

HeartHands

We’ve gotten wiser as we’ve aged,
We heard them say they love the sun,
Yet when it shines they hide in shade,
It made us fearful when they said they loved us,
Ere so, we held back, kept a distance,

Now, older, more lived, we know the truth,
Having evolved with love, our fear long now gone,
We hide not from the light, nor run from darkness,
I as we all, carry the eternal in being, our core as one,
Love is, love always will be, love ere our eternity,

It is we who are the light, the truth, the reason,
For we are love, just as we were meant to be,
Thus ere no fear, not of the future, not of the end,
Our paths intertwine with the purest of love,
Our journeys, true adventures of a lifetime,

Those with pure eyes have seen, now know,
Those with the purest of hearts, understand,
The Creator gives us all we are, can and will be,
Yet it is for us to hold, cherish, and grow,
And we will…

easy…

49th Verse of the Tao

49th Verse Tao Te Ching

The sage has no mind of his own.
He is aware of the needs of others.
I am good to people who are good.
I am also good to people who are not good.
Because Virtue is goodness.

I have faith in people who are faithful.
I also have faith in people who are not faithful.
Because Virtue is faithfulness.
The sage is shy and humble
to the world he seems confusing.
Others look to him and listen.
He behaves like a little child.

☆From Gia Fu-Feng and Jane English Translators☆