Monday, May 24, 2010

Tao of Pooh

So a decade ago I read Tao of Pooh [written by Benjiman Hoff] in Theory of Knowledge, DJ and I were in the class together and it was one of the many classes we had together in high school and my favorite class [that and European History... both taught by one and only Dr. Milton - aka DJ's man crush].

Tao of Pooh is one of those amazing books that I love rereading - I bought DJ a copy for Christmas and funny enough he said he almost bought it for me too [we're soulmates].

Anyways, I thought I'd share some of my favorite quotes from Tao of Pooh - check it out if you haven't already!

"Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got."

"Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem."

"There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it."

"The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much."

"Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, 'This isn't supposed to be happening this way,' and trying harder to make it happen some other way."

That last quote is one that speaks so loudly to me and my life, especially the past year. Somethings are just meant to be and some just aren't... you need to let things just happen. It's unreal what occurs when you do.

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