The man whose ambitions have been turned inside out, whose heart is drawn to the formless, will have increasingly less to do with the world of forms.
Nothing changes—nothing can change—until we learn how to do nothing.
The further down the path we go, the quieter it gets. Being waxes, doing wanes.
“Are you able to do nothing?” How easily Lao Tsu arrests the mind! As we know, any fool can do something, but rare indeed is that man, the one who can do nothing.
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Rootedness cannot be called an achievement. It happens when our minds are hushed and we’re completely stopped.