The Tao Te Ching Verse 1 - Oneness, Desire, and Desirelessness
Tao Te Ching Verse 1
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The Tao is both named and nameless.
As nameless it is the origin of all things; as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery; ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations.
And the mystery itself is the doorway to all understanding.
Both Nothing and Everything. I love it!
The Tao is the nothing that spawns everything. Trying to grasp everything in the physical world, we miss the true nature, mystery, and power of this thing we call life, contained by the Tao.
This sounds crazy, but we can actually use it.
Let’s break this verse down and see how what it might look like to apply this in our physical lives. Enjoy this episode.