Just so

A similar thought to others this week. We are always gently working on the heart’s capacity to accept life as it actually is

When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept

and he said if he were God

he would have made the world just so and no different.

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Let it rain

Necessary advice for life in Ireland, but in a more general sense it is a way of working with the mind. Once we fix on one desired result, inevitably the alternative seems a disappointment. Appreciation is a peaceful state of mind. 

For after all, the best thing one can do

when it is raining

is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882, American Poet

Align with the flow of life

Do non-doing;

Strive for the effortless.
Find flavor in that which has no flavor.
Deal with the small as if it were the great, deal with the few as if it were the many,

Respond to resentment with virtue.
Plan for the difficult while it is still easy;
work on the great while it is still small.

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 63