26 April 2011

step back....

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
- Lao Tsu

Some great words of advice c/o Sarah Wilson's blog (another fantastic blog to read!).  As Sarah so wisely says, "The trick, of course, is to know when your bowl is comfortably full, to know when you’ve done enough work. I think you only know that once you step back quietly. In actuality, work is never “done”. There is more we could always do. But we need to realise backing off, releasing control, letting things be for a bit is as essential to creating as doing is."

Sometimes we just need to stop and step back for a bit...



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