What if silence…

Speech is often ‘blamed’ for lack of silence. Thoughts are often blamed for lack of clear hearing. (Re)Actions are often ‘blamed’ for lack of stillness.

But what if: Speech comes about from silence. Thoughts springs from clear hearing. Actions manifests out of stillness.

Tao Te Ching – Thirty-seven
Tao abides in non-action, 
Yet nothing is left undone. 

If kings and lords observed this, 
The ten thousand things would develop naturally.

If they still desired to act, 
They would return to the simplicity of formless substance.

Without form there is no desire. 

Without desire there is tranquility. 

And in this way all things would be at peace.

[pause]

Tao Te Ching – Sixty-three
Practice non-action.
Work without doing.
Taste the tasteless.
Magnify the small, increase the few.
Reward bitterness with care.
See simplicity in the complicated.
Achieve greatness in little things.

What’s blame?

Tao Te Ching – Eight
The highest good is like water.
Water give life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be competent.
In action, be aware of the time and the season.

No fight: No blame.

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