Moss-covered Monk

Moss-covered Monk


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - May 15th, 2013 - Order - 秩序 - Zhìxù

Order - 秩序 - Zhìxù

A life is built
brick by brick.
When you finally reach the end,
it is possible to find the path of truth,
stretching back to your first moment.
Those who have lived a life of fantasy
will only find shifting sand beneath their feet.

What is good today is based upon what was good yesterday. Certain principles are not valued the same by all people, but their intrinsic worth is unchanged. This is why we should be continually attentive to our actions and their consequences.
The first step is living a frugal life. Recycle, do not simply consume. Forge a closer relationship with your food. Do not rely on others to make your dinner edible; simple recipes will suffice. Do not waste water. Do not spend money frivolously. Apply these same principles to your quest for spirituality.

Do not fritter away your energy on amusements. Rather, concentrate on the efforts most fundamentally important to you. Do not randomly gather information; rather, consciously categorize and compile the data into a comprehensive whole. Do not carelessly tell lies, or you will find yourself divided from truth. You cannot live an authentic life on charisma alone.

Whether your current status in life is magnificent or wretched, what matters is how you order the little details that add up each day. Organize the parts, compose them into an attractive scene, and find pleasure in everyday life. Only then will you find meaning in this world.