Life is rich and full. Occasionally, the fullness of life gets to be a bit much. On these occasions it feels good to step back, take a deep breath and empty the vessel. Rebecca and I are spending the weekend fasting…cleansing mind, body, and spirit of accumulated toxins.
The Tao is an empty vessel; it is used,
but never filled.
-Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
translated by Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English
(A new updated version can be obtained at http://www.eheart.com/)
Naked Tao is an advanced mediation practice where Tao is experienced directly. As wonderful as the old masters’ writings can be, the Tao that can be told is not the true Tao.