Words to Live By

Just Non-Do It

As long as you are taking a moment, take a few more.

The fourth-century Chinese philosopher, Chuang Tzu told this story:

There was a man so displeased by the sight of his own shadow and footsteps that he determined to get rid of both by running away from them. But every time he put down his foot, there was another step, and his shadow kept up with him without the slightest difficulty. He thought he must not be running fast enough. So he ran faster and faster and faster, without stopping, until he finally dropped dead of exhaustion.

He failed to realize that if he merely stepped into the shade, his shadow would vanish, and if he sat down and stayed still, there would be no more footsteps.

Sharon Salzberg, REAL HAPPINESS


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