Category Archives: Lao Tzu

A Reminder for Today and the Coming Year

“If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”     Dalai Lama XIV

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:27 English Standard Version

Many a day has passed over thee whilst though busied thyself with thy fancies and idle imaginings. (…)” Bahá’u’lláh 

If you are depressed you are living the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching

“Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? “ Rumi, Sufi poet

I don’t believe that any faith, any spiritual path, or any wise leader in any century would tell me that my worries would have a positive affect on outcome.

Deep breath…

The Student



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