“It’s the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the very second you stop looking for it.”
— -Sex & The City (via quotewhore)
old wine in a new bottle, coz there is nothing new under the sun
22. Paradox of Letting Go
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
These are the feminine or Yin paradoxes:
- By yielding, I endure.
- The empty space is filled.
- When I give of myself, I become more.
- When I feel most destroyed, I am about to grow.
- When I desire nothing, a great deal comes to me.
Have you ever struggled to get work or love and finally given up and found both love and work were suddenly there?
Do you want to be free and independent? Conform to God’s law; that is how everything happens anyway.
When I give up trying to impress the group, I become very impressive. But when I am just trying to make myself look good, the group knows that and does not like it.
My best work is done when I forget my own pint of view; the less I make of myself, the more I am.
When I yield to wishes of the person working, I encounter no resistance.
This is the wisdom of the feminine: let go in order to achieve.
The wise leader demonstrates this.
—The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age—