Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 23, Part 12

Trey Smith

If you do not perceive the sincerity within yourself and yet try to move forth, each movement will miss the mark. If outside concerns enter and are not expelled, each movement will only add failure to failure. He who does what is not good in clear and open view will be seized and punished by men. He who does what is not good in the shadow of darkness will be seized and punished by ghosts. Only he who clearly understands both men and ghosts will be able to walk alone."
~ Burton Watson translation ~
Serenity is one of those attributes that a person really can't practice. If you practice it, then you are forcing it. It becomes artificial, not free flowing.

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