When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit. But if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there. Takuam Soto
Remain silent, and you sink into a realm of shadows; speak, and you fall into a deep pit. Try, and you’re as far away as sky from earth; give up, and you’ll never attain. Enormous waves go on and on, foaming breakers flood the skies. Who’s got the bright pearl that calms the oceans? Lao Tzu
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu
After a heavy snowfall, the more heavy branches of the pine break under the weight of the snow, but the more supple willow branches bend thus allowing the snow to fall onto the ground. Tao – Sacred Symbols
“One should act in consonance with the way of heaven and earth, which is enduring and eternal. The superior person perseveres long in their course, adapts to the times, but remains firm in their direction and correct in their goals.” I Ching
Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Karaniya Metta Suttra.
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.