2-24-2014

Today, maybe this week, We’ll see if I can find anything throughout the day/week to blog about, specifically in reference to Tao 8. This was supposed to be one of the ideas for this blog, to be looking for examples  in modern life, and at work, and to comment on such.

Tao 8

The highest good is like water.

Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive

It flows in places men reject, and so is like the Tao.

In dwelling, be close to the land

In meditation, go deep in the heart.

In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.

In speech, be true.

In ruling, be just.

In business, be competent.

In action, watch the timing.

No fight: No blame.

Obvious observation, wu wei, not striving, therefore not overreaching and/or agitating others. Similar to eliminate desire, and the noble eight fold path with right action, words, thoughts, deeds etc.

The highest good is like water. Time to flow, people! 🙂

Observation: Being a good facilitator, getting staff what they need to get the job done, handing out praise and thanks, and not expecting any for myself.  All of these ‘suggestions’ especially the last five, are directly applicable to the work place.

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