Be Here Now

Curated by Justin Garbett / @gerbert

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

– Lao Tzu

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As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

– Rumi

If you want to see your potential developed to its fullest, don't wait until everything is perfect. Do something now. Start laying your hand to whatever is in front of you.

You cannot start at the finish line. You must start at the starting block like everyone else.

The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand
nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

– Alan Wilson Watts

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get.
Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax,
let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it

– Ray Bradbury

Sitting, just sit, walking, just walk... above all, don't wobble.

Something stressing you out?

Just don't do it.

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Wu wei 無為

Wu wei is a central concept in the naturalistic Taoist philosophy, loosely translated ‘without action’ or ‘action without action’

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Wu wei 無為

We find that the more we let go of our need to control events around us, the more we are able to see how Tao (Dao) puts things we need within our easy reach constantly. Like the heron standing patiently waiting for a fish to swim close enough to grab and eat, we can wait for opprotunities to come to us. We can wait for the decisions to come easily, effortlessly.

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Wu wei 無為

When we learn to work with our own Inner Nature, and with the natural laws operating around us, we reach the level of Wu Wei. Then we work with the natural order of things and operate on the principle of minimal effort. Since the natural world follows that principle, it does not make mistakes.


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Wu wei 無為

When you work with Wu Wei, you put the round peg in the round hole and the square peg in the square hole.
No stress, no struggle.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King Jr

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

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.

– The Tao Te Ching

If there is to be any peace it will
come about through being, not having.

– Henry Miller - The Wisdom of the Heart