tai te ching

and remember that flexibility moves mountains.

When you stay soft and flexible like water, you too will be able to overcome the hard and the rigid stuff of life.  In some ways you too will be indestructible when you revert to your innately gentle self and trust it.  

  • What would  happen if you approach life and its challenges from your soft spot of fluency rather than harshness and rigidity?
  • Why not try to step back when you’re about to show how hard you can be?
  • Why not try patience rather than attempting to rigidly control things, events, and people?

The above translation of paragraph 78 of the Tao Te Ching is by Stephen Mitchell