Feb 26, 2010
Saying goodbye to a great friend and colleague today. Gonna really miss Kim. Goddamn recession sucks.
Actually, now I’m convinced everybody’s delusional.”
- Kim McQuaite
Kim just is.
Any life has its ups and downs, its share of scraped knees, and bumped elbows.
And yet to the Taoist, the naturalworld is not a setter of traps to ensnare us, but a teacher of valuable lessons. We need only to learn life’s lessons if we are to live in harmony with the Way and any of us can learn the Way of the Tao if we pay attention.
We do not need abstract and arbitrary rules creating additional struggle for us and turning life sour. Rather than turning away from the dust of the world, Lau-tz’u invites us to join the dust of the world.
If we appreciate, learn from, and work with whatever happens in everyday life – without giving it layers of meaning it doesn’t innately have – we can naturally develop a harmonious way of living and the happiness that goes with it.
- Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh