Wuji means “no limits.” Wuji is at the center and the beginning of our pilgrimage. Wuji is essential stillness, the packed potential before the beginning. It is the beginning of the beginning. – I Ching, Deng Meng Dao
Imagine yourself in deep, deep stillness. No ideas frolic through your mind. No emotions nudge you for attention. You are simply there. At the beginning. Filled with packed potential. “Packed potential!” What a fabulous idea! What does that look like? Feel like? Can I truly be so still and present inside that I can feel the wuji, the center at the beginning of the next step of my personal journey?
I would like that. I would like to be so present and still and centered that I am like a bird sitting on a branch prepared to fly but not yet doing so. Simply being present and filled with the potential for movement.
How else can I experience wuji? How might I think of packed potential? How might I cultivate it and use it to move into whatever form I take that creates change?
Part of wuji is about waiting
Wuji is how you feel before you take action. For instance, I wanted to write this article in order to figure out how to apply this concept of packed potential. There are, as I write this, organic pauses that allow new thoughts to emerge for consideration and clarification. But underneath it all is that deep, deep, deep sense of permanence, of a part of me that is always present, the wuji, the packed potential that is me. Here in my body suit. Living my body suit life.
“Wuji means “no limits.”
I have to get out of my body suit in order to understand the concept of wuji – no limits – because my body suit is full of limitations. I have to journey to the unseen world of my inner knowing in order to even begin to conceive of “no limits.” That’s not a body suit concept. It’s an inner world concept, an unseen world concept. That unseen world is within us, open to us, beckoning to us to come explore. We can simply close our eyes, turn off our minds and fly. With no limits!
When we use our body suit minds, we cannot conceive of limitless potential because we can’t get there in our body suits. But our inner self knows and can take us there.
Perhaps all we need is to know wuji, “packed potential”, exists and that it is possible
If I sit here at my desk and go within, there’s a stillness. My body suit disappears and I’m left as an energy floating in the present moment. When I release my body suit, my inner self moves softly into the Great Nothingness where everything is potential, where everything is evolving and changing and shifting shapes and direction – constant unfolding and evolving movement. I become part of that transforming energy and I, too, change. I become presence. I become potential. I simply am.
And that’s where we begin to let our lives unfold.
Make time to unpack your wuji, your packed potential
You may find this wuji awareness of packed potential in meditation. You may find wuju in nature. You may find it in an action that you take.
I am changing my spiritual practice to include smaller but more frequent moments in my day. That gives me the opportunity to be still and silent and present more often. I pause to examine and evaluate where I am and where is calling me, deepen my spiritual connection and then make an aware and aligned choice. I will expand my midday shamanic journeying to include meditation with a crystal and more drumming and singing of power songs. I will pause again as the sun sets to be with nature and to begin to close the cycles of my day. At night I will drum my power songs to guide my dreams in the night. You get the idea. Create small moments of spiritual practice and inner awareness at various points in our day, then make that a habit.
How will you unpack the packed potential that awaits you?
Wui means “no limits.” Wuji is at the center and the beginning of our pilgrimage. Wuji is essential stillness, the packed potential before the beginning. – I Ching, Deng Meng Dao
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