Tao

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Tension Matlo!

Tension matlo
Photo by Meanest Indian
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If you rely on outer circumstances to keep you happy, you are very easily put off balance, because those things are not real. Only That which does not change is True – only that can give you lasting peace of mind, freedom.

Fear is tension, resisting what is. So don’t hold tension. Don’t hold attachments, expectations, fear, doubt, judgements or regret. Just relax and allow yourself to sink into the center, to be filled with inner strength and peace. Then use the momentum of this release (of old habits, wrong ideas, unwholesome attitudes, expectations etc) to push through the changes and the hard times. Stay in the center and have trust. Don’t linger with what’s already gone.

Tension matlo yaar, just chill!

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Rest in Emptiness

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace.

~ Lao Tzu

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Express Yourself

Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.

Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.

If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.

Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.

~ Tao Te Ching, translation by Stephen Mitchell

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Nothing is Left Undone

Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

— Tao Te Ching

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Be like water, my friend

empty your mind
be formless, shapeless
like water
now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup
you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle
you put it in a tea pot, it becomes the tea pot
water can flow
or it can crash
be water my friend

— Bruce Lee