For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.


Spiral the Tai Chi and allow in your mind the yin and the yang to fray at the edges and tear off into smaller versions which mix a little into the edges of the large pieces you began with. This is how I imagine life growing in the universe. Life is present from the outset but takes no form but as soon as environments form then life begins to take form too, mostly at a shape, size and form we'd never recognize and then very occasionally at sizes we do, hello lion, and at sizes we later come to see, hello bacteria.

For me though this is not individual beings who grew from a dead organic soup, but all parts of the dance. Individual births, deaths, comings and goings, lifespans and so on are nothing in reality; they are only relevant to apparatus that particular being needs to make to get by in and navigate their environment. Life itself is always one life reorganizing itself to suit the environment, an environment that is also at one with life.

Find no surprise that as we alter our environment that we'll need to change too. This is why Taoism is sensible about and sensitive to our environment.

This is a TRT echo post where I repost posts I have made on TRT back here on my home blog. See more: Index.

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