A cool thing happened to me the other day…
Although I am now living in Austin, I travel back to Vermont periodically to see friends and family and play shows, and this spring I found myself there, clearing out the attic where Addison and I had been storing lots of STUFF.
We brought some things back with us, and gave away the rest.
Back at our apartment here in sunny Austin, as I sorted through and organized said stuff, I discovered a withered old notebook that I had filled with scrawling more than 7 years ago.
I flipped through the pages to see if there was anything worth keeping…
And lo and behold, a gem of wisdom was revealed within!
Upon reading this passage that I must have copied down from the Wu Ji (The Empty Space of Wisdom), I find that the words resonate with me deeply, and I feel so grateful to my past self for writing it down.
Here’s what it says:
“Do not assume that you know all.
Notice nature and abide in the infinite.
Travel openly on uncharted paths.
Be all that you are but do not make a show of it.
Be contented and remain empty.
Learn to sustain the Beginner’s Mind.”
Pretty awesome, right??
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-Jahnavi of The Love Sprockets