By Dr. Wayne Dyer

  

Chapter 1 – Living the Mystery 

First and foremost, enjoy the mystery! 

Let the world unfold without always attempting to figure it all out. Let relationships just be, for example, since everything is going to stretch out in Divine Order. Don’t try so hard to make something work-simply allow. Don’t always toil at trying to understand your mate, your children, your parents, your boss, or anyone else, because the Tao is working at all times. When expectations are shattered, practice allowing that to be the way it is. Relax, let go, allow, and recognize that some of your desires are about how you think your world should be, rather than how it is in that moment. Become an astute observer, judge less and listen more. Take time to open your mind to the fascinating mystery and uncertainty that we all experience. 

Do the Tao now! 

 

Accept whatever comes. Encounter the mystery within without labelling, explaining, or defending. It’s a subtle distinction at first, which you must take personal responsibility for identifying. 

 

Chapter 2 – Living the Paradoxical Unity 

The other is also “true”. 

 

Has it ever occurred to you that beauty depends on something being identified as ugly? Therefore, the idea of beauty produces the idea of ugliness, and vice versa. Just think of how many concepts in this “duality belief system” depend on opposites: A person isn’t tall unless there’s a belief system that includes short. Our idea of life couldn’t exist without that of death. Day is the opposite of night. Male is the antithesis of female. 

Do the Tao now! 

 

Do the Tao today by noticing an opportunity to defend or explain yourself and choosing not to. Instead, turn within and sense the texture of misunderstanding, feeling it all the way through your physical system. Just be with what is, instead of opting to ease it by traversing the outer-world path of explaining and defending.