Thursday, June 19, 2008

Those Who Desire Change

Apparently 80% of US citizens now think their nation is heading in the wrong direction. They want change. By an amazing coincidence, the Democrats Presidential candidate is promising just that - change. How lucky is that???!

Here's Lao Tse:
The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound, responsive.
The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable.
Because it is unfathomable,
All we can do is describe their appearance.
Watchful, like men crossing a winter stream.
Alert, like men aware of danger.
Courteous, like visiting guests.
Yielding like ice about to melt.
Simple, like uncarved blocks of wood.
Hollow, like caves.
Opaque, like muddy pools.

Who can wait quietly while the mud settles?
Who can remain still until the moment of action?
Observers of the Tao do not seek fulfillment.
Not seeking fulfillment, they are not swayed by desire for change.
See, it's OK to hope for change, and maybe even "desire" it, as long as you are not "swayed" by it. A nation of 300 million people is about to be "swayed".