‘Flowing oceanwards’ is an opening, melting, ripening sensation.
Wait til you get to the ocean!
What is the ocean?
Dear soul, it is pure, positive energy – boundless and unfettered.
I want that..!
It is allllll in you, precious being. How can you access the ocean within?
By becoming a mystic?!
Let’s look at Chapter 2 of the Tao te Ching:
‘the saint performs effortlessly according to the natural Way without personal desire’ [… for merit, credit, recognition, possession]
What would it mean for you to ‘perform effortlessly’?
I have this image of a 20 mile an hour sign. Just going slow and steady without haste (or jazzhanding). Prepared to deal with criticism from the go-faster types. This idea of ‘the natural Way’ – what is that?
How fast does a tree grow?
That is the natural way: organic, pedestrian in speed, cell-by-cell, seasonal…
Also in fits and bursts…
Yes, as the conditions allow – not ‘in spite of’ or ‘because of’ poor conditions for growth.
So no ‘boot-strapping’.
And no pausing for a bow and applause.
Loving self-appreciation is acceptable as it always feeds the inner fire. Anticipating or craving external approbation is a misfire because the tiniest slight or perceived mal-judgment can suck out the energy from the performer.
Why is the verb ‘perform’?
To denote that your work is indeed ‘visible’. You are not acting in a vacuum.
Without strain or drain.
I’m going back to work today after a two week break. I could feel my adrenals firing up yesterday already… I can’t afford more adrenal fatigue. It’s too much.
Your self-care strategy?
MEDSAN – 7.30am-2pm – with my Clean Green diet – at 20 mph.
Super. Performing effortlessly… You can do this, flowingly.
I am performing effortlessly