26 – Mastering Serenity

cc image by inottawa on Flickr

cc image by inottawa on Flickr

Heaviness is the root of lightness.
Tranquility is the master of impulsivity.

The sage travels all day

without leaving her bags unattended.
Stays calm and unattached,

though she experiences magnificent things.

How can a master of Ten Thousand Things
be frivilous with her own person?

With lightness, one loses her root.
With impulsiveness, one loses her mastery.

Read essay on Chapter 26

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