The Taoist view recognises that opposing sides transform into each other and the Timeless is already harmonious according to its own ways. Wu Wei is the art of living in alignment with this harmony.
Awareness Play is a light-hearted practice of gently being with what is present in our experience, playing with it, and looking at the inner dynamics from different perspectives.
" I was home and I knew it. Timelessness; it comes like dawn, and we wake up laughing at what we thought was the world." " Eternity consciousness was palpably real; like having had a cataract taken off my brain, letting me experience the world and myself properly for the first time, for that dark radiance seemed to reveal the essence of everything." (John Wren-Lewis)
" Emptiness came into view and I refused to run. Engulfed by emptiness I became empty and life became full. Sticking to the truth, staying deeply with what I feel; longing and loss and fear of the future gives way to reality and the self."
" Then all schools are given up, all effort ceases; in solitude and darkness the vast step is made which ends ignorance and fear forever." (Nisargadatta. Maharaj)
" No longer trapped in the past, not afraid of the future, free from desire and sorrow;
I am Om, the Infinite, the foundation of all, the quintessence of eternity, transcending Maya and the world."(Upanishad)
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.
Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience.
No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change” (Thich Nhat Hanh )
“'I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I'm not screwing around. It's time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you've developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armour is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armour could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you're still searching and you're more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can't live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are flowing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It's time to show up and be seen.'” (Brené Brown )