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May 20th, 2012

Daily Tao - 8

"Doing the right thing" is like water.
It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going

...just like Tao.

Keep your feet on the ground.
Remember what's important.
Be there when people need you.
Say what you mean.
Be prepared for anything.
Do whatever you can,
whenever it needs doing.

If you don't
compare yourself to others,
nobody can compare to you.
-

Tao te ching  chapter 8  (the Beatrice Tao, by Ron Hogan)
Thanks to trevoke.


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I have struggled to "get" mindfulness.  Adding the idea that "we detach ourselves from our egos by observing the way our minds work. (Karen Anderson, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, p.105) helps me to grasp one important aspect of mindfulness.  I try to be my own "disinterested bystander." watching my "monkey mind" do its little tricks inside its cultural cage. while wishing, with compassion, to return it to the wild.

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