Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ancient Wisdom

Sometimes things don’t go as expected.
Sometimes you cannot go as fast as you would like to.
Sometimes you feel low.

This is all part of The Process.
Accept it!

Long and short.
Fast and slow.
Highs and lows.

They are just your interpretations.
Let go of them.

Things are much clearer (and easier) that way.
Their impact is much more beneficial.
And it lasts for much longer.


Lao-Tzu, the mystic philosopher of ancient China, expressed this concept much better already 2,500 years ago:

“Tao Te Ching”
(The Way of Virtue/ Power)
Chapter 2

When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and he lets them come;
things disappear and he lets them go.
He has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When his work is done, he forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.

Hope you apply this Ancient Wisdom to your training.
And to everything else.

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