Some follow in the steps of the wise
Seeing direction in the steps.
Finding an answer towards destination.
A master merely wanders.
Some look to scripture.
In the beginning, There was a word…
A sound, a pattern, a statement
Leading to Dogma, Faith, Belief, Rules…
All fulfilling answers.
Each word implicating truth. (Little judgments each!)
A master is speechless.
I have Tao
But never answers to fulfill it with.
Releasing all answers
to free oneself
to be oneself.
Casey Kochmer May 2008
Personal Thoughts About the Poem
About Taoist Masters, Answers and Truth.
People like to follow the path of a Master, yet in the end when you walk, it’s in your own footsteps you must go. The answer that Taoism teaches is in the end you must follow your own nature in order to discover truth.
The Tao is discovered by being oneself fully and openly.