Seed pearls... Fluid. Buoyant.

Tao of mermaid

I want to introduce little seed pearls to this blog. The point is to share individual words or phrases that can resonate within our psyches, unwittingly tripping cascades of ideas, or spinning delicate whirlpools of innate knowing. The right little pearl seed lifestyles filled with meaning and wonder.

The Tao of mermaid

“Fluid” and “buoyant” are my new loves. These words embody the Tao of Mermaid.

Taoist writers often use water imagery to communicate the power of softness. Lao Tzu wrote that, “Nothing in the world is more soft and yielding than water. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.”

Another water metaphor is that of surrendering to a river, which can effortlessly guide us past the rocks.

These words help me cope¬†with a world that has become both scary and arbitrary. I hope they inspire the best counter-measure in me the next time someone is rude. “Fluid” and “buoyant” tap into my powerful childhood desire to be a mermaid. They connect me to my Piscean nature and magnify it into a formidable force.

Mermaids and mermen, fluidity and buoyancy are our gifts. They can help us to better navigate this perplexing world.


And then gleeful splashing ensued.
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Kelly Ellyn

I am a writer and blogger about homestyling in particular, and lifestyling in general. I come from a background of corporate writing, music, and making my home a beloved nest in which I feel empowered, safe, creative, and inspired.

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