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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

~ Lao Tzu ~
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  1. “Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” I struggle with this Theresa. Having been involved in the immense struggle that has been South Africa, if we held to this dictum we would still be in the darkness of oppression and apartheid. Maybe I’m too much of an activist, or perhaps I’m being too specific here and taking it out of context. I believe very firmly in the balance between contemplating and acting. Only deep contemplation can give birth to wise action. Both dimensions need one another.

    • South Africa needed activists like you, Don; thank goodness for you and those like you. I think perhaps what is meant here is a surrender to what is for the moment, to see where things flow of their natural inclination, rather than man’s inclination. You say it perfectly, and from a place of hard-earned wisdom, that only deep contemplation (surrendering to the moment) can give birth to wise action. You’re right – each one is needed. As always, I appreciate your reading and commenting.

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