Tao Te Ching: 6th Verse


6th Verse

The spirit that never dies
is called the mysterious feminine.
Although she becomes the whole universe,
her immaculate purity is never lost.
Although she assumes countless forms,
her true identity remains intact.

The gateway to the mysterious female
is called the root of creation.

Listen to her voice,
hear it echo through creation.
Without fail, she reveals her presence.
Without fail, she brings us to our own perfection.
Although it is invisible, it endures;
it will never end.

This verse of the Tao Te Ching speaks of that thing not seen but that is felt, the gift of creation.  Creation can be mother nature acting out on it’s own or your own creational drive within you which is your passion.  Passion is felt when you are connected to your true self and to your Source.

Even though it is available to all, it’s uniqueness is always available to each individual that accepts its presence.  The way it flows in our life is also unique to each person and can come out in art, your career or in the way you interact with other people.

Lao-tzu speaks of listening to her voice and hearing her echo.  When you listen and trust your intuition she will then reveal her presence.  This is often seen when you trust in yourself and are certain of your choices.  When this happens everything falls into place as it should.  Although it is invisible, it endurance shows us that even if we lose track of our passion and our own creative talents, it is always available to us when we are ready to receive it’s purpose.


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