“A great scholar hears of the Tao and begins diligent practice. A middling scholar hears of the Tao and retains some and loses some. An inferior scholar hears of the Tao and roars with ridicule. Without that laugh, it would not be the Tao.” ~From the 41st verse of the Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu~
Judgment and love cannot coexist.
Within this verse of the Tao te Ching, notice the word scholar being utilized instead of soul age terms such as old, mature and young. The implication is that we are all scholars, simply at different points in our development. Lao Tzu is pointing out that young souls are imperative to the process of awakening – that’s the beautiful paradox of our collective experience.
With this in mind, you may be able to see beyond the roles people play. Go beneath the surface to discover the ultimate truth of your current life situation. Remember, if higher consciousness was easy, anyone could step into it at any given moment. While it’s true that you are only one thought away from peace, it’s important to remember that consistent mindfulness and awareness is an ongoing process of discovery.
Our goal is to see the world differently. Inner peace is power. Non-attachment to things or money is abundance. Having nothing to prove or no one to be allows us to shine. As we drop labels, release desire and become a pure source of love, our experience of life becomes one of mastery, joy and balance. By changing how we see the world, the world will change