I just happened on this quote this morning, and thought it summed up the sometimes-aimless nature of my writing the past couple of years, wherein I fail to hit what I’m aiming at more often than not. But this defines my goals:
–to pare the words down to the minimum
–to find the balance point in any thought or situation
–to make my peace with the nature of things.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Laozi, Tao Te Ching
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You started this post so hard on yourself. I hope you read the last two lines from the Tao and took them to heart.
You are sweet. But the hardness doesn’t (all) come from negatives. I use frustration as motivation. 🙂
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Good, I think. In any event your reply reassures me.
That’s really thoughtful – And well, precious – if we try out using those three things in daily life.
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