Your innocence needs no defense

There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born.

“It is serene, empty, solitary, unchanging, infinite, eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao.”

-Tao Te Ching 25

That formless perfection is, always has been, and always will be. The Tao is the same thing as consciousness or God; the unchanging source of all life and the return destination after death. Consciousness is in the nothingness — the eternal realm that cannot be grasped, perceived, threatened or changed. 

Nothingness can be easily experienced by gazing into the night sky, by contemplating the empty space in a room, or simply by looking within. 99.999999% of the universe is this — the realm of everything that matters.

Matter, in a relative sense, doesn’t matter. In material form there is chaos, change, decay, and confusion. We come into this world as spirit made flesh and we maintain this eternal identity. Spirit is eternal and flesh is temporary. To know our spirit identity is salvation, enlightenment, awakening.

Everything that matters most exists in this realm beyond our physical senses: love, health, wisdom, peace, excitement, and feeling good. To experience this as our ongoing state, we need only awaken to consciousness.

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