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Jan 15

The Tao of Friday (on Monday), Chapter III

Thank you Dirty D and Serenity for the comments. I’m leaning more towards a Mac at this point, but you definitely brought up some good points. Mac does have a program that will split the operating system so that you can have Windows on a Mac, which I will definitely get if I buy one.

I went to New York this weekend, and early at that and had no time to blog. I like doing excerpts of the Tao on Fridays because it’s easy and I really like the Tao Te Ching. I didn’t do one last week, so allow me to do one today and another on Friday. After this crazy weekend, I think I need the spiritual calmness.

If you overesteem great men,
people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions,
people begin to steal.

The Master leads
by emptying people’s minds
and filling their cores,
by weakening their ambition
and toughening their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know.

Practice not-doing,
and everything will fall into place.

This chapter reminds me alot of attachment. If you focus so much on one thing, you become so consumed with it, that it impedes you mentally and spiritually. Once you lose these attachments and empty your mind of the distraction, you will be stronger.

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