Introduction Updated 1.25.17
Tao Te Ching – Chapter Ten
Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child’s?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.
States of the Unions
Marches, Movements, Manifestations
Please read the Introduction for these thoughts and observations to be read in their intended perspective.
Marches are a historic identification of civil discontent. Before last Saturday these eight marches in the United States put place, date, and participation in some framework. On the larger canvas of time and space, these ten demonstrations provide a historic foundation.
Movements, particularly social movements, refer to purposeful undertakings by people who do not hold positions of authority or wealth, but who wish to redirect their society towards new goals and values by bypassing or defying those in power. Scholarly opinions about such movements vary tremendously. Some – especially those with painful first-hand experiences of fascist regimes – fear movements, cite their extra-constitutional features and predict authoritarian consequences if unauthorized collective actions become more common. Others – for instance, those who sympathize with recent peace, environmental, or women’s movements – admire and applaud social movements, viewing them as schools for healthy citizenship. Read more . . .
Manifestations occur when reality shifts. The 10 most important moments and events in history according to one source is an illumining retrospective. Many think we are living in the midst of another.
The Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017, was an epic event in the evolution of mankind. Further insights . . .
Light shines even when all the human eye sees is darkness. Martin Daniel