Tonight I was thinking about the Tao and I-ching, after reading a lot of email and feeling angry, sad, and very disappointed about the misogyny that has so permeated this campaign - a lot of which continues to come from "progressive" bloggers, who seem to take their cues from MSNBC/NBC and the Chris Matthews of the world. The first word that came to me in my thoughts was "solace", but my 365 Tao Daily Meditations (*) did not include it and none of the closest matches fit what I have been thinking and feeling. As an idea, I turned to today's meditation to see if it might be appropriate. Turns out, it fits like a glove:
"Hawk doesn't think during the hunt.
It does not care for theory or ethics.
All that it does is natural."
"... Reacting to a situation by asking what is right and wrong is already too slow. One must intuitively do what is correct. There should be no foreshadowing of an act, nor doubt about oneself."
(*) Ming-Dao, Deng. "Intuition." 365 Tao Daily Meditations. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1992. 143.