Those who flows as life flows, know that they need no other force.
Good morning people. And Happy 2022! First, I would like to apologise for not posting for the past few weeks. Do you know that we laugh when someone tickles us as a defensive action? That is why we don't laugh when we tickle ourselves. I wish we were taught these things in school. School life would have been much more exciting.
So, today I am going to tell you about one of the lessons of Taoism. I've mentioned Taoism in one of my previous blogs but, today I am going to go a bit deeper into the concept. Taoism or Daoism is the natural flow of the universe. It's like when you dance. For the first few times, you have trouble matching the beats but after a couple of times, it comes naturally. It means living in the moment. It's not necessarily sitting down with your eyes closed because that is something we can't do. Not even for five minutes. Humans are more impatient than dogs that are given treats.
Taoism is weird because it is not known when it was written and even its author's existence is a dispute. But it is beautiful.
The philosophy of flow, which is one of the teachings of Taoism says that skill and subtlety are more important than perception and understanding. A bit controversial for us who are donned in western traditions. It stresses the importance of gentleness. We might get the job done by force snd striving but, at the same time, we spend too much energy than is needed. I, for example, spent an hour in the morning drooling over the fact that all three 'e's of Mercedes are pronounced differently.
According to Taoism, someone in a state of flow approaches the task more intelligently knowing when to act and when not to, finds a balance between action and non-action. A golden path between Anxiety and boredom. A balance of not too hot and not too cold. Something that can never be found when you are taking a shower.
In conclusion, Taoism explains that we spend too much of our time struggling with things that don't need any struggle. We insist on complicating stuff. Sometimes it is wise to enjoy the journey instead of focusing on the destination.
Remember, we are freaks, we are fragile and life is not a problem to be solved but, a reality to be experienced.
Goodbye and see you next Sunday
Love Scarlett... 😊