The Tao of Healing


Healing begins with balance.

you quietly learn

to see the whole in its parts

ebb in flow

as the universe spirals

in perfect balance.


The healer must first know

and then not know

and then know all and nothing

all at once.


The healer, a vessel perfectly empty

must be perfectly full

wholly present

yet not here at all.


Balancing the infinite cannot be done,

and it is achieved without effort

in every moment of healing.

Howard Woodwind Morningstar
New Haven, Connecticut, 1985

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