Thursday, April 12, 2012

Doing Nothing

The Night before Footrace, by Toshio Ebine

"The Tao does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone."
    —Tao Te Ching, verse 37, Lao Tzu

Lately I've been doing everything, and leaving everything undone, so this little reminder of wu-wei is beyond helpful for me.  

For me this piece of wisdom specifically applies to my inner world, where I feel so tempted to fix everything and work to achieve a blissful, peaceful state of mind. But maybe I could let go of trying to work out every little problem. Maybe I could just go on with my life and live it well, and then maybe things would naturally come into alignment. 

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