To begin, that what we speak of, is not Tao.
That said, we can say this about Tao, if while saying this we understand that what we say is our words pointing to Tao, not Tao.
Tao may be viewed as the source and womb of creation. Unnamable, inexpressible, indefinable, Tao is the natural universe as a whole and the Way of nature as whole. Undifferentiated wholeness and the womb of the limitless manifest things.
Many people, spiritual seekers, are looking for some “major” experience of undifferentiated wholeness: Tao. Their seeking seems to often take them from the very Tao they are seeking.
It doesn’t have to be that Way. Deeply experiencing Tao can happen in the little moments. Any moment. This moment.
This moment we can experience Tao, be Taoing, by deeply witnessing a single breath, a single thought or a single embodied physical sensation we are experiencing as our emotional world.
When we experience Tao, this Way, the Tao of Taoing becomes limitless.
Just as we can experience “wetness” with a single drop of water we experience Tao with a single breath. This single breath is simultaneously all the Tao (as manifest in this moment, this now, Tao) and just one manifestation of Tao.
A single drop of water contains all that water contains.
Simultaneously, water is experienced and manifests limitlessly; a single drop, in a cup, as gentle rains to hurricanes, mists and dew and clouds, rivers from gentle to rough, oceans with all its tides and as sweat, blood and tears.
From its subtlest & unseen manifestation to its coarsest & most visible we are engulfed & embedded in the “sea” of Tao. An undifferentiated wholeness that is infinite, constantly in a state of transformation & change and forever (through what we call life and death) giving birth to itself.
This oneness, this Tao, enfolds within and holds us in her womb at all times …and beyond what we call time.
Completely and always accessible and well beyond the grasp of human experience and comprehension we are embedded in the cosmic womb: taoing.
Grateful for each breath and deeply blessed from the great unknowing. Alive in the cosmic womb limitlessly giving birth to herself.