Tuesday, January 10, 2012
So, why do I feel rested and ready to go today? Good question. No real answers other than maybe, I feel like the end of the current challenges are in sight. A good night's rest didn't hurt me either way. I can say this, as I read daily in the Tao Te Ching ( I read daily from several sources), I keep thinking of one passage.
"When people are born they are gentle and soft.
At death they are hard and stiff...
Therefore the followers of death are hard and stiff.
The gentle and soft are the followers of life."
I find that the more I struggle against life, the more challenging it becomes and the more I enjoy, roll with the punches and participate instead of resist life's events and happenings the more I have fun and appreciation for what is.
Christ said "Do not kick against the pricks" If it hurts and is a struggle, maybe you shouldn't be doing it.
"These three treasure I hold and cherish.
The first is compassion.
The second is frugality.
The third is not daring to put my self a head of everybody."
Having compassion puts you in others shoes. Being frugal keeps you from trying to find self in things and not putting yourself a head of others is humility.
Wise words indeed.
What do you do to recharge when life wears on you? How do you clear a way the minutia of daily challenge? Does struggle help or hinder? Is there grace in accepting and living with? Is there also time when you realize that change, not struggle is necessary?
Peace, love and compassion to you and yours.
Posted by WilyBCool at 6:59 AM