Living the wisdom of the Tao: Not overfilling your cup
Whilst away on a recent girls weekend (plus baby Huw) in the quiet countryside I looked in the bookshelf to find a short read and discovered ‘Living the Wisdom of the Tao‘ by Dr Wayne W Dyer.
I hadn’t come across this work before, which shares wise words of the Tao Te Ching, a collection of verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu.
I wrote down half a dozen thoughts which resonated with me at the time:
“I know that there is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.”
“I work at eliminating all my judgements of others.”
“I pay attention to my inner callings and apply my own uniqueness to everything I undertake.”
“It is through selfless action that I experience my own fulfillment.”
“When my cup is full I stop pouring….”overfilled, the cupped hands drip, better to stop pouring.”
“I fully trust that others do know what is best for them.”
The cup full analogy really resonated. For me with ‘Maximiser’ my top Clifton Strength, I know it can become a pitfall when overused, trying to always fit more in and keep achieving. I’m working on streamlining, being content in this moment, appreciation versus expectation and embracing the mantra “you can do it all in the long term.”
More to come on this!
I hope through sharing that these words may provide insight/action for others.
Please do share any thoughts on verse sections that resonate for you.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! Xx
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