On The Wheel Wednesday – Openness

If you are not open to the world, the world can not open to you.

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  1. Love the paradoxical truths of those quotes. Pottery is somewhat paradoxical in nature, too, I would imagine. Dirt and ashes to beauty, hardness and fragility, fire and water and earth, openness surrounded by a protecting closed-ness, to empty and to hold. …Always love your posts and art. ~~Jane

    1. Right! I see what you mean, Jane! Opposites are combined to create the pottery (and perhaps life in general!)

      I am glad to hear it resonates with you and hope you are keeping well.

  2. WHat a wonderful way to express the vessel of Inner Inheritances and how to fill it, in fulfilling ways only each can determine, decide, discern, act upon.

    Is the vessel half full or half empty? No, it’s simply a good place to put a beautiful flower.
    Is the vessel half full or half empty? Neither, it’s refillable.
    Is the vessel half full or half empty? I don’t know. I’m not thirsty right now.

    “If you are not open to the world, the world can not open to you.” Amen, A(wo)menhotep. Closed systems starve.

    “If you want to become full, empty yourself.” ~ Lau Tzu.

    Concerns or over-focus on the good or the bad make openings for favoritism and maliciousness, competition with instead of collaboration with the All. (Morihei Ueshiba tunes and tailored, i.e. paraphrased).

    Suffer self or other no good or bad. Dance only with consequences of your actions while your heart embraces your intent. This is the heart of giving yourself merit and credit. ~ Jordan Hoggard

    “If you want to become full, empty yourself.” ~ Lau Tzu.
    Inspect your expectations. Your clouded and unemptied, fettered perspective may simply be causing what you think you see to be a mirage driving you… unnecessarily.

    Inspect your expectations. “If you want to become full, empty yourself.” ~ Lau Tzu.

    I am full-on digging the Alchemy of Self in Vessels of the way I took this post. Looking forward to see how others are born to see.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Jordan! It is always wonderful to see. Much more to come!

    1. Wonderful to hear! Thank you for sharing with me! I hope you are both keeping safe and well.

  3. I love the Tao. I discovered it many years ago and it changed my life in a profound way. Rather, it changed changed the way I approach life. I love your combination of pottery and Tao quotes!

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