Empty your cup and free yourself from worry

Empty your cup: Tao Te Ching verse 20 week 22 Saturday Morning Mastermind

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This week’s topic: Chapter 20 of “Change your thoughts, Change your life. Living the wisdom of the Tao” by Wayne Dyer

Give up learning and you will be free of all your cares

So starts the 20th verse of the Tao Te Ching. Often the saying to empty your cup is used as a reference for being able to learn. By being at the source of creativity, we can be one with the source of knowledge.

Yes and no, good and evil. What is the difference?

Should I fear darkness?” “Should I fear desolation where there is abundance!?” When he says “should I fear the darkness when that light is shining everywhere” he counters with “No mind, no worries,…”  

He asks, “Must I fear what others fear?” and answers with “While others rush about to get things done, I accept what is offered.

He says “I am drifting, not knowing where I am“. “Like a wave on the ocean, blowing as aimless as the wind.

He refers to being a fool,..an empty vessel, drifting alone like a new born baby, without a place to go, referring again to the Taoist concept of remaining the “uncarved block”.

He is as a guest simply accepting this World. He accepts that which is offered,..”most people have too much“. But he compares his mind to someone ignorant, wishing to retain innocence. Preferring to be alone, stubborn, remaining outside of the norm, and knowing to take sustenance from the Great Mother of 10,000 things.

empty your cupWhat do YOU think is this verse of the Tao Te Ching is trying to tell us?

Share you thoughts in the comment section below…

This is week 22 of our Saturday Morning Mastermind study of “Change your thoughts Change your life” by Wayne Dyer

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Read Chapter 20 – Living without striving

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  • Chris Camp

    Great class today, here’s the link to “The Tao of Pooh” Audiobook on You Tube.

  • Sandy Root

    http://www.theabundancefactormovie.com/ Free to watch … for now!
    Some great points about what is abundance and what is happiness!

  • good morning!

  • Good Morning!!! 🙂

  • I find this verse so interesting because it’s such a contradiction to everything we’ve ever been taught! Even Lao Tzu said that what he was experiencing was uncommon back in his day.
    We’ve been told all our lives that we should be striving constantly and if we aren’t, there’s something wrong with us or we are just LAZY.
    Yet, it seems like that is exactly what this verse is trying to tell us. We don’t have to be constantly striving. We can simply live in the moment and see where it takes us.
    It’s hard to fathom the possibility that we might not have to work as hard as we think we do in order to live happily in this world.

    As far as worry goes, keeping your mind focused on the moment is key in my opinion. When you stay in the moment, you aren’t allowing yourself to repeat things over and over in your mind.
    I think that’s all it really takes to live worry free.Just keep clearing your mind of worrisome thoughts and refocus on what you are doing right here in the now.

    • Exactly Samantha! Stay in the moment, that’s all there really is. Thanks for writing the post Chris!!

      • Chris Camp

        My pleasure Catherine!