“The Tao is both named and nameless.
As nameless it is the origin of all things; as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things.”
In naming my ROW 80 goals and publishing them on my blog, I named my writing, oblivious to the nameless.
“Ever desireless, one can see the mystery; ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations.”
On Sunday, I named my desire to write for two hours in the morning, which I did only on Monday. I could not see the mystery for my desire of hours.
“And the mystery itself is the doorway to all understanding.”
My ROW 80 writing goals–my desires—lead me to the way of writing always, a lifelong mystery for me.
1. Write through my novel again; at the end of ROW 80, I mark my words.
2. Publish weekly on my own blog and submit a bi-weekly post to secondchancefarms.org.
3. Morning meditation with Nepo; daily with Dyer “I do the Tao.”
Note: The ‘T’ in Tao is pronounced as a ‘D’.
Attribution: All Tao quotations excerpted from Wayne Dyer’s book, Change Your Thoughts–Change Your Life, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, 2007.
3 thoughts on “The Tao of ROW 80”
Lovely, and this spoken from someone who is concrete in her goals.
Very nice Karen. You are making me think deeper then usual. Please remember always to celebrate any minutes you write, and not to feel bad about not making the 2 hour goal! You touch people with you beautiful words, they just might not show up in your blog, but in the way you touch real people’s lives! Thank you Karen!
The naming of a specific amount of time is so human–perhaps the view from the dust. A more elevated eye level would never name anything as concrete, and at the same time as purely imagined as two hours. But we know the buttons we need to push to do what we value.
I write without the clock on my good days, with, when I feel lost. Lately I’ve been clocking every minute.
Good luck with the journey Karen!