If they ask you, “What is the evidence of your father in you?” say to them, “It is movement and repose”
– Gospel of Thomas saying 50, part 3. Mmmm. Action when action is needed, rest at other times. Still the mind, the ego and the worry. Movement and repose together as one.
Here is something from Hafiz, interpreted by Daniel Ladinsky:
When your truth forsakes its shyness,
When your fears surrender to your strengths,
I find this so beautiful that almost the consequence is unnecessary, the “When”, not “if” in those two lines and their promise is enough. But here is what happens:
You will begin to experience
That all existence
Is a teeming sea of infinite life.
While I am sitting here, thumbing through my Kindle, here are the first two lines of Burton and Watson’s Tao Te Ching translation:
Tao called Tao is not Tao.
Names can name no lasting name.
So much wisdom from the millennia, just– there, just- everywhere I look, just- ready for me to take it into my heart and my life. Wisdom, and beauty, knocking on my door all the time, importunate, demanding, only needing for me to notice. Wisdom, and beauty, and Love.
She bangs on the door importunately, and will not be denied,
She bangs on the door, and cries,
“OPEN UP! OPEN UP! My Darling!”