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06 April 2009 @ 09:17 am
Tao of the Day - Step One. Accept Reality.  
Every form of causeless self-doubt, every feeling of inferiority and secret unworthiness is, in fact, man's hidden dread of his inability to deal with existence.
- JG, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

If you don't get what you want, you suffer;
If you get get what you don't want, you suffer;
Even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.
Your mind is your predicament.
It wants to be free of change, free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death.
But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman

"Things as they are" are things as perceived by your mind; divorce them from reason and they become "things as perceived by your wishes."
- JG, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
(and therein lies inherent disappointment)

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.
- JG, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Stress happens when the mind resists what is.
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman

The Way follows what is.
- Lao Tzu (25: LeGuin)
 
 
 
Angerieangerie on April 6th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
>grin.
Kburgunder on April 6th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
How am I doing so far in the Taoist-Objectivist evidence category? ;>
Angerieangerie on April 6th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
You make it look effortless, natural.