Julie and I are working together, merging Dance and Taoist practice together. It’s been a meandering process , not with intentions, but occurring from sharing the love of life.
So we were talking last night
Julie asks: “What is Chaos’s expression in Nature?”
It was interesting since with that question my third eye opened and visions danced across my mind. This is one aspect to being a Taoist teacher, the opening of the third eye and how it reveals information and wisdom. It’s a strange experience in that it overlaps one’s senses and yet it is also a very distinct sense onto its own.
So from the visions the response came back immediately: It’s the basis and final form of true individuality.
In the fractal pattern of life: We start off as a seed pattern. However the final shape, the final form is unique to each one of us. For example: just as fingerprints are unique even to twins. A finger print is defined by the initial fractal pattern seed (Yin) combining to the random interactions of growth (Yang) within the womb end up producing each final finger print to be unique.
Our individuality, our unique spin in consciousness is due to Chaos. Chaos is what makes each human uniquely an individual human.
Without Chaos we would each be just simply organic computers without a defined sense of true self.
We are a fire engaged within a dance of life and the peak of our experience, is also the peak of our individuality. In this, is part of the reason why the hardest times of life are often remembered as the best times of life… since we are shaping towards our ultimate expression of what we are. The hard times are also when we can be most strong in our individuality.
A Taoist always embraces individuality fully, every moment is lived fully and in that is the chaos of why people have such a hard time following a Taoist Master in their course… To dance with Chaos to live fully, while flirting with a sense of order to maintain balance ….
Taoism as a practice is truly a wonderful dance of individuality indeed!