Listen to her voice,
hear it echo through creation.
Without fail, she reveals her presence.
Without fail, she brings us to our own perfection.
Although it is invisible, it endures; it will never end.
I am just reading Wayne W. Dyer's Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life - Living the Wisdom of the Tao and find it quite refreshing. Actually, it's the first time I have come across Taoism, and I am surprised how spiritual it is. What is so impressive about this book is the interaction between Tao's ancient verses and Wayne Dyer's interpretation. Sometimes it is the verse itself that strikes you, sometime it's Wayne's interpretation. No doubt about it, Wayne W. Dyer is an inspired writer.
When I read this verse above, I see Durga Herself at work. Listen to this one ...
Become totally empty,
Let your heart be at peace.
Amidst the rush of wordly comings and goings,
observe how endings become beginnings.
To return to the root is to find peace.
To find peace is to fulfill one's destiny.
Being Divine, you will be at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao is eternal.
How do we manage to listen to the Force of the universe? How can we stay on the spiritual path, the Tao, that gets us to the Divine? Very simple, become empty; just listen and observe what is happening around you. J. Krishnamurti has offered a nice trick along those lines: Just observe without judgement. Your mind and ego becomes silent that way. You will actually see the Force at work. May the Force, the Tao, be with you!