The Sound of Silence

Silence, true silence, is not something that we often hear. On the few occasions in which I have been confronted by it, it felt like exactly that: a confrontation. In my experience, pure silence does not manifest itself in human awareness as the mere absence of something, but as an oppressive presence unto itself, a … Continue reading

Tao 11

The potter knows she plays with clay but works with space, for the use of the bowl is its empty space. It is the same with the room: made whole by the emptiness between the walls. Remember: Something is not everything. Nothing is also essential. All 81 chapters of our version of the Tao Te … Continue reading