The Flow of Water. 2021.

Tim Marvell
3 months ago

 The flow of water is a metaphor used by Lao Tzu in the Toa Te Ching, were he notes; 

'Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.'

And

'Highest good is like water. Because water excels in benefiting the myriad creatures without contending with them and settles where none would like to be, it comes closest to the way.'

Also

'Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.'

The images are stills from short videos that are meditations on Lao Tzu's ideas.

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When viewing these pieces I hope they provide a moment of calm and reflection.