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Lo Zu and Silence…


A few students walked past the elderly Lo Zu as he was sitting quietly in nature. As they were passing, they briefly paused near the wise and highly respected Lo Zu and he briefly stated this: “Beyond all of the so-called religious mumbo-jumbo, just sit still and perish to what you’ve been told. Do not try to ‘make’ the mind silent; just be passionate about the intrinsic beauty of true silence and then perhaps true silence will naturally manifest. You cannot make the un-makable.”

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. We allow ourselves to enter the flow of nature when we focus on being present – something happens or doesn’t – we have no control – love this Tom and LOVE that photo!


  2. No sir, you cannot make the un-makeable. Another endearing lesson from your Lo Zu tales Tom! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜˜πŸ’– Great food for thought my friend! πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”


  3. Perhaps total silence is only for those with compromised hearing … but any of us can lend an ear to Nature tuning out all other … and Nature does quiet down periodically … worth waiting (listening?) for!


  4. DziΔ™kujΔ™, Tom. We could all use some silence nowadays.


  5. Silence is golden (or so they say), but, when it comes to the golden egg laid by “that goose” this is what is real … a collection of pretty speckled eggs.


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