Absolute control is the zero point

To finally be able to gain control over the world. This is the desire of our mind. Born out of its fear of what it cannot control, or even comprehend. Only the total control of the world lies in the absolute zero point at -237° Celsius. There no atom moves any more. There everything is and remains at its place. Everything can be counted in peace. Nothing dances ever more unasked (not even asked) from the row. When nothing moves anymore, then finally there is peace. I know many people who are so afraid that they are steering their lives towards this absolute zero point. There are no more surprises. And no more injuries. Only ice-cold numbness. An often used and almost as often misinterpreted quote from Lao Tzu goes something like, „A hundred mile journey begins with the first step.“ Many think it means, “ Go ahead, take the first step so that your journey can finally begin. Without the first step, there is no progress and no development.“ However, Lao Tzu means, „Once you have 99.5 miles behind you, the journey is over. Then there is nothing to change about the path you have taken. The journey has become so ‚big‘ that it is beyond your influence. When it is ’small‘ – at the first step – you still have control over the path the journey will take. That’s the time that matters and that you need to pay attention to. When the journey is still ’small‘.“ Thinking further, this means, „Never is the journey ’smaller‘ than before it begins. The time at which it has not yet begun. This point in time is then the point in time with the maximum control. If I do not start the journey at all, then I control it completely.“ At first glance, this attitude is not so different from the attitude of contemporaries who want to freeze your life. But the difference lies in the fact that Lao Tzu does not give up acting because he is afraid of the world and of being hurt by people. This he is completely ready to accept. If it is in accordance with his destiny. The difference is that Lao Tzu is „afraid“ of not fulfilling his destiny. By too much doing, by too much wrong directing. Therefore only in the very small. Or best not at all. The action thus takes place out of absolute calmness and lets the world circle around him and come towards him, while the congealed one actually wants to act and lives in a deep suffering because he does not feel able to do so.

Pain must never be allowed to guide us. Our actions grow out of the fearless knowledge of our security in the meaning, of our soulfulness and of the eternal unity of everything. We always act in love for everything and everyone. There is no inner separation. Pain alone must never guide us.

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