Monday September 3rd 2012

Thought for the Day

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it
.”

~ Lao Tzu



*Lao Tzu

Born Unknown, 6thโ€“4th centuries BC
Died Unknown, 6thโ€“4th centuries BC

File:DaodeTianzun.jpg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLaozi (Chinese: ??; pinyin: L?oz?; Wade-Giles: Laosi; also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations) was a philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled “Daoism”). Laozi literally means “old master”, and is generally considered honorific. Laozi is revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoism.

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Personal understanding of this thought:
To me this thought brings forth many images from river worn rocks in a creek bed all the way to massive valleys carved by rivers such as the grand canyon. Water is easily broken apart and is easily morphed and manipulated into many shapes, however even the hardest things on earth can be worn away by water in time.

People are much the same way. You may one day come across someone who is hard or tough or stubborn and yet you wish to know who they really are. If you keep to treating them in kind, soft ways they will not be able to resist it and one day their though outer shell will wear down and once that happens a true understanding of who that person really is can begin.

Stephen


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Monday September 3rd 2012 — 4 Comments

  1. Thank you for all the kind comments and I’m glad to hear that the perspective has helped out. We are going to start trying to give our perspective on the daily thoughts each day but remember that these thoughts can be taken in different ways so if you think it means something different let us know. Also, we are working on getting a poll together so our followers, you guys and girls, can vote on what you would like to see more of on the site and in the daily e-mail.

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