58: Opportunity

A green bird darting in the night.
Will you be able to see it?
Will you be able to catch it?

Cling to Tao like a shadow.
Move without a shadow.

Times of oppression and adversity cannot last forever. How is the transition made to new and better situations? In the midst of great difficulty, a tiny opportunity will open, if only by chance. You must be sharp enough to discern it, quick enough to catch it, and determined enough to do something with it. If you let it pass, you will be filled with regrets.

The above is an excerpt from:
365 Tao: Daily Meditations
by Deng Ming-Dao

This book is one of the books that are part of my daily readings and study of Tao. The other books include:

I read and contemplate the passages before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and before bed. I find it very convenient to do this using the Kindle version on my mobile phone.

Daily Meditation

After my morning readings I do the 31 minute version of the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation. I have found that the Sa Ta Na Ma / Kirtan Kriya meditation with its combination of sitting, mantra and mudra helps to calm me and get my Acquired Brain Injury brain, with Monkey Mind on steroids, centred first thing in the day.
Richard E. Ward

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