Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Steady as She Goes

"How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?"
"By not halting friend, and by not straining I crossed the flood."
"But how is it, dear sir, that by not halting and by not straining you crossed the flood?"
"When I came to a standstill, friend, then I sank; but when I struggled, then I got swept away. It is in this way, friend, that by not halting and by not straining I crossed the flood."
                                                         -Buddha


I ran across this quote tonight and realized it's perfect for my life right now. I need to just keep at things - steady - and get them accomplished. No struggling, no stopping, just keeping pace. It much easier said than done, but it's what I need to do.


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1 comment:

Sheri said...

Hi Patsy,

What a beautiful quote. It is so true isn't it, trying to keep pace with it all, it can feel like there just are not enough hours in the day.

I am determined this summer to slow down and truly smell the roses. It's against my Capricorn nature, but it actually feels incredible.

I might get used to this!

Sheri