Saturday, June 04, 2005

Bring Back Lightness in Life

Wisdom is not so much a creative quality as one of nurturing what is already there. Wisdom is making the very best of what you have, not stretching your hand for more than you require, nor taking too much. Never saying you will do something, just doing it; and not being enthusiastic. It is seeing the drabness of life and making it beautiful. It is recognizing that every gesture of giving is a right gesture and every gesture of taking is an invitation of influence. Because if you take what you most want, there may be mud stuck to it – heaviness. By giving, as you withdraw, you bring back lightness. It is a life of quiet victories and smiling defeats.

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