Sunday, 27 July 2008


The Paradox of Letting Go

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.

These are feminine paradoxes.

By yielding, I endure.
The empty space is filled.
When I give of myself, I become more.
When I feel most destroyed, I am about to grow.
When I desire nothing, a great deal comes to me.

Have you ever struggled to get work or love and finally given up and found both love and work were suddenly there?

When I give up trying to impress, I become impressive.
When I am trying to make myself look good, others notice and don’t like it.
My best work is done when I forget my own point of view.
The less I make of myself, the more I am.
When I yield to the wishes of the other, I encounter no resistance.

This is the wisdom of the feminine: let go in order to achieve.

From the Tao Te Ching

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are probably the wisest words I have ever heard. Probably the best advice ever given. Probably the only thing one ever needs to know. Probably ..............

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