Whatever we resist is strengthened by our resistance. Two spiritual principles which amount to the same thing: (1) Resist nothing. (2) Stop trying. There will come a day when these subversives are taught routinely, as a matter of necessity. For now, ego’s handling things.
If we don’t know what’s going to happen, and if we’re comfortable with not knowing, then we’re a channel for Life rather than an obstruction. To find our comfort in not knowing is to embody trust in its highest degree.
Women cry easily, naturally. Tears release endorphins; a good cry is good medicine. Men are mostly strangers to how they feel. They cry hard, in spasms, or not at all.
Jesus cried extravagantly.
If a man’s joy is jammed, his sole remediation is to inspire its release in somebody else. He has to give what he thinks he doesn’t have.
It requires real effort to sustain a falsehood, live a lie, deceive and steal. Some of our most diligent criminals—drug tunnellers, for example—exhibit a tremendous work ethic. (They’re like middle-of-the-pack politicians in this respect.) Imagine Lao Tzu sitting these guys down and saying, “Today we practice wu wei.”