Saturday, August 21, 2010

Of round pegs and square holes............

Wisdom from The Tao of Pooh:

     "Cleverness, as usual, takes all the credit it possibly can. But
it is not the Clever Mind that's responsible when things work out.
It's the mind that sees what's in front of it, and follows the
nature of things.

     When you work with Wu Wei, you put the round peg in the
round hole and the square peg in the square hole.  No stress
and no struggle.  Egotistical Desire tries to force the round peg
in the square hole and the square peg in the round hole.
Cleverness tries to devise craftier ways of making pegs fit where
they don't belong.  Knowledge tries to figure out why round pegs
fit round holes, but not square holes.  Wu Wei doesn't try.  It
doesn't think about it.  It just does it.  And when it does, it
doesn't appear to do much of anything.  But Things Get Done."

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