Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A leaf's journey

A leaf falls into a stream and gently floats to the sea. It offers no resistance, passes many wonderful sights and has a memorable trip. It is, in fact, an effortless journey; there was no need to hurry. If your life is on the right path, shouldn’t it be just as easy? Should there not be a natural flow? In other words, why do we make our journeys so difficult? Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu said, “Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy, and you are right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way and forget that the going is easy.” Take a moment. Find a quiet stream, locate a discarded leaf and drop it into the water. Now watch it begin its journey. The rest will come easy. What you do after that should become perfectly clear.

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