Sunday, July 17, 2022


The unhealthy individual is the useful resource of the great individual.
~ from Verse 27 of the Tao Te Ching (Derek Lin translation) ~

We’ve got a pal right here in Ocean Shores who simply can not get out of his personal method.  He’s, as they are saying, his personal worst enemy.  Anytime success is inside his grasp, he finds a strategy to flip it right into a disaster! For sure, his life is in fixed upheaval and turmoil.

The person is a task mannequin.  Not the sort one normally thinks of.  He fashions the methods NOT to stay one’s life.  And although I am sure it’s not his intent, he’s a precious instructor.

In some ways, he is a sweetheart of a man.  He has a slew of optimistic attributes, however his detrimental ones usually negate them.  He incessantly seeks the counsel of others, however hardly ever takes the recommendation proffered.  He’s a lovable (albeit pathetic) fellow.

He’s my useful resource!  I consider I’m a greater individual due to his instance.  It isn’t that I really feel morally superior to him.  No, it’s extra that I see a few of myself in him and this has motivated me to make some interior adjustments.

Hopefully, good adjustments, not unhealthy ones.


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