Be Here Tao: Week 3 – Great’s Greatest Enemy

The great 20th-century mythologist Joseph Campbell once said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to be yourself.” Listen to what he said. He didn’t say, A privilege of a lifetime is to be yourself” … he said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to be yourself!”

In the 18th verse of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu writes, “When the greatness of the Tao is present, action arises from one’s own heart.” The path and process for honoring our greatness can only be accomplished through harmony and balance. Disharmony and imbalance are Greatness’s biggest enemies. We simply are unable to “listen” and “feel” the wisdom of our heart’s desires when we are driven by having more, doing more and trying to be more than we naturally are. The Tao asks us to cooperate with the natural cycles of nature and harmonize with them. The voice of Greatness is tender, kind and wise. Unhurried and yet always getting us “there on-time.”

Action Steps:

1. Let go. Take a few minutes this week and write down just one activity that you could let go of to have more harmony in your life. Where could you say NO? Continue your daily focus of, “I come from Greatness. I allow Greatness. I am Greatness.”

2. Journal on your desires.  What are the constant whispers of your heart’s desires? No, really. What are they? Write them down.

Please feel free to share any comments or questions below. What do you find hard to let go of?

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