On St. Albans market…

…every Wednesday and Saturday I have a sense of community.

a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
“Montreal’s Italian community”
synonyms: group, section, body, company, set, circle, clique, coterie, ring, band, faction; More
the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.image
“the sense of community that organized religion can provide”

I’ve wondered what I enjoy about the experience of working alongside people I don’t know well, meeting people whom trust the service I offer.

I came across a thread in my facebook page on a Taoist community; Someone has asked about karma in Taoism. To those who don’t know about the Tao I recommend struggling with it.

“If you are in harmony with the Tao you will advance. Be kind and compassionate to all things. Be dedicated in whatever you do. Help orphans and widows. Respect the old and care for the young. Do not hurt trees, grass and insects. Share in the suffering of others. Delight in the joy of others. Help people in desperate need. Save people from harm. View the good fortune of otheyour good fortune. View the losses of others as your own loss.” – from chapter 4 of T’ai-shang kan-ying p’ien (Lao-tzu’s Treatise on the Response of the Tao) written by Li Ying-chang during the Sung dynasty. Thanks Michael for publishing that.

I think modernity allows us to connect more freely with others, allowing a natural disconnection between us. And for me, in the hustle and bustle of a small English city centre, I can find space; freedom.

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