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29 December 2008 @ 09:51 am
Tao of the Day  
You will know when you are trying too hard.

There will be an increase in activity and a decrease in thoughtfulness.

There will be an increase in effort and a decrease in peace.

There will be an increase in talking and a decrease in listening.

- Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching #53, trans. Martin)
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tenshiemi on December 29th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kim, I needed that one today =)
Varnvarn_ix on December 29th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
One of those that bear repeating, eh?
Kburgunder on December 29th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I can't guess which since I don't know you.

Explain?
Varnvarn_ix on December 29th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
I meant the whole of #53, which had appeared in this your column before. They are all very good points, which is why they stuck particularly stickily in my mind.
Kburgunder on December 29th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Ah! I don't actually know when I'm repeating them because I just sit down with a paper journal and go through it until either something strikes a chord with me based on something I'm pondering or it just feels like the right thing to post.

I'm impressed that you remember. I don't. Heh!
Kburgunder on December 29th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
(I actually thought you might be giving me shit for talking too much ;> )
Schmischmi on December 29th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Love it!