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  1. Contradiction ?

    Yes... Going practicing
  2. Favorite Daoist Quote

    ultimate abstraction
  3. Contradiction ?

    Parts inter-connected acting naturally symbiotically that can be résumé in one (word -world -universe)
  4. Contradiction ?

    How to keep it ? Staying in meditation I suppose...
  5. Contradiction ?

    Both of course ! When practicing tai chi : Movement between heaven and earth, A chain linking the foot to the head, from the hip to the fist. Full or empty, full and empty. Being a piece or the whole, Being an eye without I. When I think, I observe links : causality, proximity, separation, opposition, are all links and all refer to the same universe. Since I was a teen, one persistent impression is that every thing is way too much tie to others for the concept of liberty has a chance to be real. If Nothing is permanent Nothing happens without a reason.
  6. Contradiction ?

    Both of course, but some never connect to the wholeness.
  7. Contradiction ?

    Self-knowledge, balance and priorities. Self-knowledge because you can't put you, your history aside of what you are, what you do. Since you have one and choices rely on you. Balance between internal and external, emotion and stillness, reflection and action. Priorities, as you are not god, it defines what you will do... All that is not easy... and personally life do its best do shove me !
  8. Contradiction ?

    Not sure I understand what you mean...
  9. Contradiction ?

    Plenty of good words Lima. Basically I find there is something selfish and eventually cowardice in the manner daoism can be interpreted. Something that leads to deny responsibility. Not get informed. Never to take a side (the middle path)... But that's ok, I'll end up used to all that (I suppose my angles are still too sharp) and your advices are valuable. I think that I have already posted a topic alike. These questions shaking my comprehension/positioning seem to be come back periodic. I suppose I'm going to stop with that now since it has be done twice. A step back for a bigger picture. That's sometimes what I forget. Thanks to everyone.
  10. Contradiction ?

    I'm fine but thanks
  11. Contradiction ?

    I can feel you kindness, for that I thank you
  12. Contradiction ?

    I know what reactivated inside me this feeling of "contradiction" Plenty of feelings. Mostly my grand father died lately. I haven't be sad about it, long life, long path and huge cultural heritage which is both gift and curse. His death actually reactivated that heritage which I can sum up in few words Solidarity, justice, fairness, education and fighting. Where you go with daoism and through its tools is understanding and acceptation -not only, not always- but the spirit is more about letting it go/move than resist to oppression. I you don't see/experiment oppression in your life, good for you either you having a an easier life or being more enlightened or more blinded than I am. I struggle to overcome duality, because I'm attached to the idea that we can build a better humanity and that fairness depend on us, human beings. That there is no fate in the devastating inequalities between that determine our life experience and possibilities. Until a certain point I think the world is what me make of it, everyone, each one, at some degree. But... This is losing the middle path, the big picture, in one word oneness and its fluctuations. That's the core of my contradiction finding the correct position between action and non-action. Mental absolute clarity (I can touch it) and humanist heritage (I come from it). I have been reading you, many good points (I thank you all)... and I have been talking with my teacher this week end. He put me right on track. I can't do everything or be everywhere by my own actions, so as a human entity I have to choose what I do... He said, if he'd came back after his life he'd like someone able to teach him tai chi. Which I understand as, what you do is tai chi, that's already something, so... keep going. One cannot feed 36 fires. One life story.
  13. Contradiction ?

    I'm sorry ST , but no... that's not what will happen with dog shit
  14. Contradiction ?

    That's the thing, so much power and possibilities in that creation, myriad of lifeforms and treasures of ingenuity, an effortless push emulate countless lives struggling and the scene can stop in a fraction of seconds... while we still don't know if time counts ! this stage will shut down with the sun's last song without answering why the wheat grows maybe the try is to reach for the next breathable astral ballet maybe we just consciences born to contemplate
  15. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Biggest mistakes are done with conviction.