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12 December 2008 @ 09:36 am
Tao of the Day  
Hope is as hollow as fear.
Have faith in the way things are!
- Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching #13, trans. Mitchell)

There is no greater illusion than fear,
No greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself.
- Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching #46, trans. Mitchell)

Events are always changing and nothing can be grasped.
Change always means losing something and gaining something else.
There is no loss without gain, no gain without loss.
Therefore do not cling to anything; to a possession, a circumstance, or a person.
- Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching #74, trans. Martin)

We're so used to running from discomfort, and we're so predictable.
If we don't like it, we strike out at someone or beat up on ourselves.
We want to have security and certainty of some kind when actually we have no ground to stand on at all.
- Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Enjoy the joy, endure the pain,
They all come back again.
Current Music: "Both Sides Now" - Joni Mitchell