Diet, mind, conditions
Hold the possibility of correction."
-"Imbalance", 356 Tao Daily Meditations by Deng Ming-Dao*
I'm grateful to receive lessons of wisdom, always at the exact moment I need to be uplifted or reminded.
"Whenever you feel out of sorts, or cannot sleep, or find it hard to work and think, you are separated from Tao. If you want to get back in touch with it, ask yourself three questions: Am I eating right? Is my mind tamed? Is my world safe?" *Ibid
In other words, separated from my true nature, separated from the knowledge of my own peaceful self, and believing distorted thoughts of the ego-mind. I will copy this and paste it onto my bathroom mirror, as a reminder to check my diet, thoughts, and my reaction to stress. All causing my sleepless nights.
I love reading these passages that remind me there is an answer always, and it is always within me.