Posts Tagged ‘Paradox’

Wise Words and a Quick Reminder

My friend Heidi had this quote in her email signature, and it struck me as so very true. Paradox is a hallmark of the Great Mystery!

Should you want to contain something, you must deliberately let it expand.
Should you want to weaken something, you must deliberately let it grow strong.
Should you want to eliminate something, you must deliberately allow it to flourish.
Should you want to take something away, you must deliberately grant it access…”

– Lao Tzu, 36th Verse, Tao te Ching

Also, a quick reminder that you still have today and tomorrow to sign up for either or both of the April 2014 Specials.

Many blessings!
Laura

Hafiz

Tripping over Joy

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

that the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I’m afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.

–Hafiz