Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Context. Connection. Engagement.
If we understand these words,
We do not need esoteric terms.
We can say that Tao is the context for everything, but we must go deeper than that.
All things are relative to their surroundings and to us. Strictly speaking, something that is one way to us will be another way to someone else. It might be very subtle, but there will be differences worth considering.
What do we do with this understanding? First, we have to reconsider that all things are connected. Although the angles of relationships shift and differ for each of us, we must be aware of the actual connections and even take advantage of them.
Secondly, we have to understand that relationships are transitory. We must have constant awareness to fit ourselves into the changing constellations of life.
Thirdly, we have to understand the value of our own point of view. Out of this mass of changing concordances, we must pick out the coordinates by which we act at any given moment.
We should take comfort in this situation. As long as we engage life fully, we need not fear being separated from the essential current of life.