The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Taoism

We’ll See

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit.

“Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.

“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“We’ll see,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“We’ll see” said the farmer.

Tao & Zen


When nothing is done, nothing is left undone

Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoor

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less is done until non-action is achieved. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering.

~ Lao Tsu ~
Tao Te Ching


Image

When your boat is empty


Three greatest treasures

Image may contain: text

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

~Lao Tzu ~


The highest good is like water

Image may contain: mountain, sky, outdoor, nature and water

“The highest good is like water.
Water give life to the 10,000 things
and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject
and so is like the Tao.

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be competent.
In action, be aware of the time and the season.

No fight: No blame.”

~Lao Tsu
Tao Te Ching, Verse 8

Creative Systems Thinking


No fight, no blame

Image may contain: one or more people

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the 10,000 things
and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject
and so is like the Tao.In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be competent.
In action, be aware of the time
and the season.
No fight: No blame.~Lao Tsu,
Tao Te Ching, verse 8


Image

Blunt the sharpness

tao flash