Simplicity and patience.

Of all the things I wish I could be, the ones that would probably make the most difference are simplicity and patience.

I wish I were simple in mind and habit.

I wish I were patient with circumstance.

Aahh, how much less harassing life would be then!

Tao Te Ching is a tiny little beauty of a book. One of the rare ‘hyped’ books that actually lives up to the hoopla surrounding it. You may read it a hundred times, yet on the hundred and first time, you find a line that rings true and assumes new meaning – mostly because you probably are in a life situation that it may be applicable to.

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This morning, I randomly flip through and this is where I land:

“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.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

So true. So very true.

Till next time..

Dr J.

P.S. Oh yes, I need to work on the ‘compassion toward thyself’ thinggy as well 🙂

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