Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Dig This

I welcome myself back to my blog after two weeks of silence! :-)

And....I am greeted by a quote (from my email backlog) that gives me goose flesh.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like". - Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher

So hard to follow. But after years of pondering and consideration, it is crystal clear to me that this in no sense means one should not have any goals or objectives. It simply means you do what you think you must but don't get turned off by the consequences and external influences. Pursue those goals as if none of the external influences and changes mattered (apart from making operational or attitude changes to account for these influences). Be aware that you cannot create a vacuum around you and stop ranting about things outside of your control. 


Vimal said...

What?? Lao tzu had a blog?? Where??!!

Nimmy said...

Whoa! The clown himself...the most intellectual clown I know! Honored to see you here fellow Earthling! ;-)

Lao Tzu never had no blog. Or at least he never told me about it if he did have one! ;-) Does my post give you the feeling he had one or what? :-)

Vimal said...

oops, i thought the first two paras were continuous... never mind