the essential thing in studying the way


The essential thing

in studying the Way is to make

the roots deep and the stem strong.

Be aware of where you really are twenty-four

hours a day. You must be most attentive. When nothing

at all gets on your mind, it all merges harmoniously,

without boundaries — the whole thing is empty

and still, and there is no more doubt or

hesitation in anything you do. This is

called the fundamental matter

appearing ready-made.




do your best

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The highest good is

like water, which benefits all things

and contends with none. It flows in low

places that others disdain, and

thus it is close to

the Tao. 


In living, choose your ground well. 

In thought, stay deep in the heart. 

In relationships, be generous. 

In speaking, hold to the truth. 

In leadership, be organized. 

In work, do your best. 

In action, be timely. 


If you

compete with no one, 

no one can compete

with you. 


Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 8


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Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Aina I ka Pono



our occupation,

each of us has a vocation,

a calling toward sacred service.

This calling may be understood as our

life’s purpose, our personal contribution to

the transformation of the world. Spiritual chivalry

is the cultivation of our capacity to answer the call.

It is to swear oneself body, heart, and soul to the

ideals of truth, justice, peace, and beauty,

and thus sworn, to go forth

into the battle

of life.


Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


rise above


Do not allow

someone else’s choices to ruin 

your waking hours or interrupt your sleep.

The only words and actions you can control

are your own, so focus on your own

integrity, generosity, honesty.

Rise above.


Maggie Smith