“Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?”
-Lao Tzu Te Ching Chapter 15
Waiting can be more than a day, or a month or a year. Sometimes mud is unsettled for a long time, mostly due to our own moving. Our minds move, or bodies move, we don’t sit still and stay quiet enough to hear the answer.
When I saw this quote I immediately thought of my feet in creek water, with pebbles under my toes. So… I took this to my meditation space on the red lotus chaise lounge. I took this visualization to heart.
Do we have the patience…to wait…and sit with the mud all stirred up? So I waited…and breathed deeply for the answers I was looking for. And what came up was…
Yes…that’s what came up for me…not the wisdom of the ages…I wanted sex and ice cream. Sex …then gelato from down the street or hey, why not sex and ice cream together. Sweet yumminess.
Maybe that was wisdom right there…taking care of ones needs for sweet things and sweetness of someone on my skin on a hot August Eve.
The right action for me, not some heady soulful understanding of what action I needed to take
…Sex…and ice cream. Hahahahahaha…
My soul is very simple, it needs good sex…and good ice cream to calm the stirred up muddy waters of my mind.
Yep…that is the way to keep me happy and purring like that cat at my feet. Women really are not that complex. We are very much like men I think, we just make things more complex then then need to be. When we get quiet enough, we hear things that make us laugh, like this did. In all seriousness, it’s a great tool for me. The next time I’m in a relationship and feeling agitated, or stressed about the many things life can throw ones way, there is no need to anything but interject…
“I have a solution to this problem.”
“Sex…and ice cream. You pick what we do first.”
It is the surefire cure to all arguments, all frustrations, all annoyances, all irritations, all disagreements, all sad moments. It brings one back into alignment with their beloved. Imagine, you are in the middle of a heated discussion with your partner, you can’t seem to get through to them…the irritation is mounting, all that passion rising, anger starting to smolder. Then she or he turns to you and says “sex and ice cream”. You’ll probably going to burst out laughing, then realize…it’s a brilliant idea.