The softest of all things overrides the hardest of all things.
That without substance enters where there is no space.
Hence I know the value of nonaction.
Teaching without words,
Performing without actions –
few in the world can grasp it –
that is the master’s way.
Rare indeed are those who obtain the bounty of this world.
Tao Te Ching, Verse 43.
It’s amazing the transformative journey one can have by not moving. Sitting on the ground with closed eyes, observing… nonactions can lead to profound results in a person’s life.
At the beginning of January, I had the opportunity to take a 10-day silent meditation course at a Vipassana centre in India. One is given a peaceful environment – free of talking, cell phones, books, paper, pens and all other distractions – to mediate for 10 hours everyday for 10 days. After the noble silence is broken…
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