Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Life in Balance

One of my recent posts was titled:

"Blessed are the Flexible for they shall not get bent out of shape."

Greg sent me an email countering with:
"Blessed are the Impatient for they shall get bent out of shape just enough to do what is otherwise not possible."
Ha! I love it! Yes, I agree completely. We must not get SO laid back and flexible that we go nowhere. It reminds me of my favorite philosophy, Taoism. Taoism makes a lot of analogies to water. "Going with the Flow" is another way of saying, Be Flexible. But, there must be positive action. 'Going with the Flow" does not mean sitting on your rear, waiting for something to happen; it just means that in your action, you're flowing with, not fighting against, the universe. If you agree, you might enjoy one of my favorite books: The TAO of Abundance. hmmm - something to think about.

1 comment:

Paula and Tom said...

Hey Chris

This is my favorite. I use it as my signature on emails.

Advice from a River
Go with the flow. Immerse yourself in nature. Slow down and meander. Go around the obstacles. Be thoughtful of those downstream. Stay current. The beauty is in the journey. Tom & Paula