To refresh the debate- sit by the River? Court Case resumes tomorrow and thinking is required.
Ol’ Man River (This is Reblogged from Stan Kapuscinski’ s Peter and Paul)
Few maxims are as misunderstood as the wisdom of non-interference. It may have begun with Lao Tsu, and later picked up by Isaiah, with the same intent. Much later Oscar Hammerstein echoed the ancient wisdom.
We start with the pursuit of Tao: that elusive Unknown that resides in our Unconscious.
“In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering.”
The “pursuit of knowledge” is an attempt of our ego to make do without relying on the input from our Unconscious. The problem is that…
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3 thoughts on “Ol Man River- (Reblogged from Peter and Paul)”
Loved this Philippa thanks for re-posting.
Always pleased to find a wave from you Susan! Stan’s books are always interesting, and his brief reflections on his blog equally so, some provoke, some summarize, and some remind. It seemed a suitable Easter one, and I loved the Ol Man River conclusion, since I have always loved the song!
Good reading tthis post