Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday Feb. 8th

• the ability to do something that frightens one.
• strength in the face of pain or grief

Courage can come in so many forms. I am amazed by the quite courage that it takes to face our own life lessons, accept them and learn from them. Every important, painful or joyous experience from our own personal history makes us who we are today. It cannot be denied; the people that we have interacted with and loved have shaped the way that we view the world and the way that we live at this very moment. To say anything else diminishes the significance of that person or that experience. Who among us would dared to discount those moments that have shaped us and people that influenced us.

Have the courage to give credence to those moments and cherish what lessons they offer us and honor the ones that showed us their courage.

Chapter 8
The supreme good is like water
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep it simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everyone will respect you.

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