Tuesday, April 22, 2014

18 Knots

Today’s forecast is for clear skies and rough seas! The Dao is all about balance. It is the ultimate high wire act and it never takes a fall. We can learn a lot about balance. Most of us are slightly unbalanced and life keeps throwing us off balance. The Dao though can be our balancing stick that we use to keep on the wire. A little tilt here, a little tilt there, but we don’t fall off.

Monday, April 21, 2014

At 17

Fall down seventeen times, get up seventeen times. That’s the spirit man! Pick yourself up and keep going. Don’t let them get to you, don’t let them defeat you. Be resilient! There are more places to go, more people to see, more experiences to be experienced. It is our duty to carry on. Go out on your shield. There are many forces that conspire to keep us down or so it seems, but keep them at arm’s length.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Not So Sweet 16

All you have to do is look around and see that decay and renewal is a simple fact of life. It’s so simple that most people can’t grasp it. You can’t have renewal all the time, things can’t stay the way they are. We fall into decay just like all things in nature. Trees once tall and mighty fall to the ground. There’s just no avoiding it no matter how much you kid yourself. You might be able to fool the mirror, but you don’t fool Father Time. If you don’t accept that, you’re in for a lot of suffering when the inevitable occurs.