Tao Te Ching
By They Speak
10/29/2010 7:58:15 AM
Thirty spokes join a hub.
A wheels use comes from emptiness.

Clay is fired to make a pot.
A pots use comes from emptiness.

Windows and doors are cut to make a room.
The rooms use comes from emptiness.

Having leads to profit.
Not having leads to use.

I was peirced, chosen in the furnace of affliction, and wounded...and finally I am empty (step 1). His grace is made perfect in weakness [fills in emptiness]. And finally I have hope (step 2).


Thats why the Lord is so much more than just cool.    
"All of his creations came from emptiness.
All of his goodness had to start from somewhere.
He will always give us a chance in our days of probation to turn to him.
Got to love the agency part it is a power I suppose I will never fully comprehend.
Speak we all have something so impressive within us and it often lays dorment but it is there. We just need to light the spark to ignite all that divine energy within. I suppose this year has been that time. It is not a flaming wildfire for me but a small and delicate flame that I must protect from the elements that can so easily blow it out cold.

Thanks for letting me ponder that divinity for a sec.

Always enjoy your stuff."
posted at 11:27:55 on October 29, 2010 by ruggaexpat
Can I use this?    
"Did you create this? Or is it a compilation of yourself and others? I would like to use it in my RS Newsletter. Shall I list Author Unknown?"
posted at 14:10:53 on November 27, 2010 by 4intow
"Thanks Code,

A very beautiful reminder to us all that our Savior fills all emptiness. He often does this through the lives of others, especially when we are open to it. I am always amazed how he rescues. It is almost never in the ways I expect, yet I end up seeing his endless love for me.

posted at 15:52:20 on November 27, 2010 by Anonymous
"The translation I'm using is Watson, Burton and this one is from book (or chapter. I don't know what they call them but they are separated by number) 11."
posted at 16:42:01 on November 27, 2010 by They Speak

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967