*** This profile is old, I do not currently reside in NC (I'm in Seattle). I am moving to Asheville this summer to attend Daoist Traditions Classical Chinese Medicine program. My current-ish profile is Meticlueless. I'd love to hear about your wonderful city! ***
The whole world knows the beautiful as the beautiful, and this is only the the ugly; it knows the good as the good and this is, indeed, the bad.
Something and Nothing producing each other;
The difficult and the easy complementing each other;
The long and the short off-setting each other;
The high and low filling out each other;
Note and sound harmonizing with each other;
Before and after following each other --
These are in accordance with what is constant.
Hence the sage dwells in the deed that consists in taking no action and practices the teaching that uses no words.
It makes the myriad creatures without being their initiator,
It benefits them without extracting any gratitude for this;
It accomplishes its task without claiming any merit for this.
It is because it lays no claim to merit
That its merit never deserts it.
I am studying primitive living skills, ethnobotony/herbalism and Taoist martial arts.
My life these days basically revolves around the following: Attempting to make fire, foraging for food and medicine, and working on projects that make those two activities easier.
I'm also back on my kung fu regimen which will only increase with time. Daily morning and evening meditation and form work