On the Way to Agueda

On the way to Agueda, we walk on many roads and through many villages. We also pass through an eucalyptus forest. It rained and the ground was muddy. Sometimes it rained hard and in some places the path was completely covered with water.

Our boots and socks got wet. It was a long, hard day.

Lao tsu describes what humans can understand about the Tao, the ultimate reality. He says (chapter 11):

“Look, and it can’t be seen.

Listen, and it can’t be heard.

Reach, and it can’t be grasped.

Above, it isn’t bright.

Below, it isn’t dark.

Seemless, unnameable,

It returns to the realm of nothing.

Form that includes all forms,

Image without an image,

Suble, beyond all conception.

Approach it and there is no beginning.

Follow it and there is no end.

You can’t know it,

but you can be it,

At ease in your own life.

Just realize where you come from,

This  is the essence of wisdom.”

Walking in the present moment, the unseen-world and seen-world cross. We are pilgrims on the Caminho Portugues, on the way to Santiago and I invite you to come with us. Practice meditation and walk the Inner Way.

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