The Journey of a Thousand Miles Ring
Silver version – https://goo.gl/b8nC9W
Gold version – https://goo.gl/sNKxhG
Part of our graduation jewelry collection (now on special).
The ring is meant to encourage you – the wearer for willpower and determination and to experience “effortless action”.
The sentence on the ring states that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
This sentence emphasizes the fact that the seed contains the image of the tree. It is important to understand that the text does not encourage blind actions which may bring an unwanted outcome.
The meaning of this sentence is to promote effortless action (Wu Wei). Lao Tzu emphasizes the notion that, with willpower and determination our thoughts and actions eventually become one. Our life’s journey begins with a thought that leads us to an action, and like skilled musicians through years of experience, we combine them both into our own harmonious life.
The Journey of A Thousand Miles ring is another collaboration with my young brother master engraver Jonathan. It is a homage to my favorite life-changing book and one of the best books ever written – the book of Tao, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tse. The Taoism is a philosophy based upon the understanding of the laws of the universe – the Yin and Yang. The balancing powers, existence and nothingness, the female and male. Taoism explains the effortless way of action called – Wu Wei.
The book of Tao includes 81 short poems, describing the right actions according to Taoist perception which aspires to balance between the elements and reaching harmony with the universe. Such harmony is achieved by living simple life according to the three treasures – compassion, frugality, and humility. The Taoism also supports minimum intervention in the world around us. The result of denying these ideas is seen everywhere around us today as humanity is on the brinks of economical and ecological destruction due to hatred, and unrestrained lust.