I started today with my favorite verse of the Tao...
The Master has no fixed mind;
she understands the mind of the people.
She treats those who are good with goodness.
She also treats those who are bad with goodness
because goodness is the nature of her being.
She is kind to the kind.
She is also kind to the unkind
because kindness is the nature of her being.
She trusts people who are trustworthy.
She also trusts people who are not trustworthy.
This is how she gains true trust.
The Master lives in harmony with all below heaven.
Her mind is like space.
People don’t understand her.
They look to her and wait.
She sees everything as her own self;
she loves everyone as her own child.
The part of this verse that stands out to me the most is "She also trust people who are not trustworthy." The world would argue with that one and say protect yourself. Suspect others. Judge others. Separate yourself from others.
This is not the way of the Tao or the way of God. When we make "others" the enemy, gossip about them, and demonize them, this is fear. This is away from God and a very unsafe mental position. When we say harmful things about one, we poison the whole. I have been at the receiving end of gossip. I've also been it's creator. I see the poison and fear that spreads so quickly. So I meditate on the verse to cleanse my mind. She also trusts people who are not trustworthy. The sun gives light to all, regardless if the people are worthy of it or not, like it or not, approve of it or not. May we all learn from the sun. AJ
Angie Johnsey is a speaker, author and world-renowned Mind expert. A hypnotherapist and psychiatric nurse by trade, Angie assists clients all over the world to become aware of their mental and emotional patterns, bring clarity and peace to lives that were once full of stress and suffering, and choose the feelings they would like to have to transform their lives.