dao purpose

billow white among grey and brown trees, smell snow in air, nose cold!

purpose Chinese characters for "purpose"
for Libby, Roxanne, and Therissa
who found family two years ago today
much love to all!

Suddenly, things snap into focus.
I’ve been pursuing unity all my life,
But could only glimpse the monstrous vision in
It has haunted me for years.

Each time I sighted it, I struggled to make it
At first, it seemed I only had a sculptor’s yard of
unfinished figures—
Then it slowly began to make sense,
Gathered from glimpses and inferences.

More and more, this mysterious life comes
It may take years more to reveal the whole.
That’s all right.
I’m prepared to go the distance.

One’s life’s destiny is not easily revealed. It’s too big. You may certainly set your sights early, but you will still have to make changes and adjustments as your true purpose is clarified. When it does begin to come together, there is a tremendous feeling of assurance.

Then with each step upon the path of Tao, your certainty rings from peak to peak.


365 Tao
daily meditations
Deng Ming-Dao (author)
ISBN 0-06-250223-9

Chinese characters for Snow in Guan Mountain

Guan Mountain Snowing 1950

by Fu Bao Shi
the truth is spoken, the world awaits, all eyes on Canada

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