“The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way and
Lets the Tao speak for itself.”
– Tao Te Ching, trans. Stephen Mitchell
Allow things to happen! No organizing. No pushing and pulling. Just watching. Be aware of what shows up and how things are unfolding. Let life unfold.
How do you shape events as they come? Whatever shows up comes from your thoughts, your beliefs, and your actions. If you want something to be different, the change begins with you, within you. You shape things as they come by making changes within yourself to accept, accommodate, release, repurpose, redirect. A nudge here, a tweak there, a pause or two along the way. That’s how you shape what shows up.
Trust is a key part of your ability to allow things to happen. Trust the harmonious and natural balance of the Tao. Trust you will only be given what you can handle. Trust that there’s a gift in everything that occurs.
It is a huge relief to stop pushing and pulling and planning. And simply be. Be present. Be aware. Be mindful.
Let the Tao speak for itself.
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