Sunday, August 6, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week


Extremes create their opposites; the wise avoid them. Find the balance in the center, and you will live in harmony.

-- Michael A. Singer


3 comments:

Galen Pearl said...

I love how the Dao De Jing teaches about opposites, beginning in Chapter 2. The first sentence of your quote describes this--that extremes "create" their opposites. Thesis creates antithesis, to borrow from Hegel. The Dao De Jing reveals the synthesis of opposites.

HK Stewart said...

Galen:

Very observant. I found this quote in Singer's book "The Untethered Soul" in his chapter on the "Tao Te Ching."

H. K.

Painting Demos by Brian Rice said...

It seems the main teaching from Tao is balance and harmony. On a different note: I have recently been thinking of Tao as Spirit. It is ever present, in all, and is revealed in the multiplicity of all life. So, wherever "I am" there it is. Its always now, not future , not past . All we have to do is diminish the "me" and become absorbed in one Self of Spirit. Easier said then realized.