While engaged in aerobic thinking (combining chores with philosophy) I returned to an old idea that instead of dealing with things and people as if they are “things and people”, deal with them as if they are emanations of energy. Then handle the energy as it comes in (reflect, absorb, shape, reshape, deflect) then act or interact by sending out a measure of energy.
That which acts or reacts originates from thought – from the mind – from electrical impulses – from fire.
All things are fire. All interactions are exchanges of energy.
Fire is not a thing. Fire is a release of energy.
Energy is released when molecules come apart then recombine. Fire IS change. Fire IS shaping, reshaping, recombining. To exist, fire requires fuel and fire.
Hold your fire.
[A two hour break goes in here, ending with...]
...a short phone call to Kate. She asks if I am doing anything to celebrate the equinox today. Then she talks of it being a time of balance – an equal of light and dark. I respond that while all is in balance, it is also when the change in daylight, day to day, is at it highest.
Maximum balance implies maximum change. Change is fire.
The Tao teaches that in non-doing are the greatest changes made. Only in perfect balance is there perfect fire.
Do not lust of results. Simply know that the results ARE.
Hold your fire. Hold it deep inside.