Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 76
A man is born gentle and weak.
At his death he is hard and stiff.
Green plants are tender and filled with sap.
At their death they are withered and dry.
Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.
Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
The hard and strong will fall.
The soft and weak will overcome.
Seth was asked by a woman what religion came closest to God: "Buddhists are perhaps closer, but no religion comes close really...
The man or woman feeling identity with each day that passes comes close...
Those who cry when they hurt a flea come close...
Those who appreciate the consciousness in every rock, tree, bird...come close...
Experiencing every moment comes close...
He exists in everything that you know. And when you kill so much as an ant, so do you kill part of Him in most practical terms."
Seth (Jane Roberts), 'The Early Sessions', Book 5, Session 203.
oooooooo..... I like that one
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
~ Carl Jung, "On the Psychology of the Unconsciousness", 1917.
Looks so calming and peaceful... thank you 52. I could have used a place like that today..
These are all so lovely 52...
A lot of very lovely and wise things to consider.
10 NATIVE INDIAN
REMAIN CLOSE TO THE GREAT SPIRIT
SHOW GREAT RESPECT FOR YOUR
GIVE ASSISTANCE AND KINDNESS
BE TRUTHFUL AND HONEST AT ALL TIMES
DO WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE RIGHT
LOOK AFTER THE WELL BEING
OF MIND AND BODY
TREAT THE EARTH AND ALL THAT
DWELL THEREON WITH RESPECT
TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR
DEDICATE A SHARE OF YOUR EFFORTS
TO THE GREATER GOOD
WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT
OF ALL MANKIND
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson