We are connected

‘The ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tsu said,   “ Though clay may be molded into a vase, the essence of the vase is in the emptiness within it. ”

Each of us is like a vase. A vase is meant for carrying something.

We carry about us the experience of our race and a world that one may say is an inner world. But are we well acquainted with it?

Are our senses the only infallible guide we have?  Our eyes often deceive us.  Our eyes look at an object but in order to understand what we have seen our brain must process it for us. Our ears hear but, once again, requires the brain to make sense of what we heard. Our senses are merely part of something else. Our body works with our brain as one.

Our inner world is similarly connected to the world without. How large would that world be? Your guess is as good as mine.

In short the essence of each is connected: if I say it is connected to God or Truth who shall disprove me?’


Quatrain #1 is based on the dictum of the Chinese sage. This entry  was first posted in my blog BennyThomas’ weblog.wordpress.

The artwork and the photo in the background are by my wife Emma Thomas.



About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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