Four young people saw the elderly, willowy Lo Zu walking (as he often did with his trusty meandering cane). They asked him where he was going. Lo Zu replied, “I am going nowhere and I am coming from nowhere. A truly silent mind is of no place, so it is nowhere; being of nowhere it may, thus, be everywhere.” The sagacious Lo Zu — who had immense compassion for all living things — kept on walking, leaving the young students pondering. And though he left them, he was always with them.
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Thank you, Sherry! 🤩
WHOA Tom, now this is an eyebrow raising moment. 🤔 The good thing about what Lo Zu said to the young people he encountered made them stop and “THINK!” Do we still do that? LOL 😲 Enjoy the rest of your day my friend, don’t think about it, just do it! 🤣💖😘
Thank you much, Kym! Most adults try to make young students “think certain things”; they teach them what to think. They don’t teach them independence, questioning, and how to intelligently think for themselves. 😉😘🤩
Well Tom, I think that Lo Zu gave them something independently to think about. I love your perspective my friend, which opens the door to independent thinking indeed! 🤔👍🏼🤨
Yes, independent thinking. And the best independence goes beyond thought/thinking. 🤩😉
So wise, Lo Zu. Thank you, Tom.
Thanks much, Jazz! So glad that you are appreciative of Lo Zu! 😊😁
Beautiful! well shared 🙂
Thanks very much, Priti! Lo Zu is trying his best! 😀
You are welcome stay blessed ❣️💕
I love everything about this Tom. Beautiful.
So glad that you enjoyed it, Sylvia! 😁
Gorgeous gorgeous colors on that tulip – you caught the mystery Tom…. I do think if we are truly present to the moment we are both everywhere and nowhere at once – amazing really.
Yes, perhaps everywhere and nowhere! 😁
The return of Lo Zu and a perfect tulip. Now that song will be an ear worm though I didn’t hear a single note. The last day of Holland’s Tulip Festival was cancelled because the heat made the usually-hardy tulips wilt and drop their petals.
Wow, Linda, that’s what global warming does to living things. Pretty soon, tulips and butterflies will only be in museums! 🙄
Yes, it’s sad – that was a first for this big event. Global warming is pretty scary. Today we are in the 60s – 91 and severe weather because of it on Friday. The constant range of temps in a 24-hour time period blows my mind.