Institute of Noetic Sciences – Chapter 12

I am on a bus crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. I look at Alcatraz on the right and the hills across from San Francisco on the left.

I go to the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA. The astronaut Edgar Mitchell founded this center after seeing the earth from space.

I watch the deer.

I read Chapter 12 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.

“Colors blind the eye.”

“Sounds deafen the ear.”

“Flavors numb the taste.”

“Thoughts weaken the mind.”

“Desires wither the heart.”

There is a traffic jam on the highway below.

“The Master observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.”

“He allows things to come and go.”

“His heart is open as the sky.”

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