Saturday, March 26, 2011

they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be to be who they were

To be whole, let yourself break.
To be straight, let yourself bend.
To be full, let yourself be empty.
To be new, let yourself wear out.
To have everything, give everything up.

Knowing others is a kind of knowledge;
knowing yourself is wisdom.
Conquering others requires strength;
conquering yourself is true power.
To realize that you have enough is true wealth.
Pushing ahead may succeed,
but staying put brings endurance.
Die without perishing, and find the eternal.

To know that you do not know is strength.
Not knowing that you do not know is a sickness.
The cure begins with the recognition of the sickness.

Knowing what is permanent: enlightenment.
Not knowing what is permanent: disaster.
Knowing what is permanent opens the mind.
Open mind, open heart.
Open heart, magnanimity.

Clearly I am having some depression right now.....

On a lighter note, I was on the Ted website and I wanted to find some running things to lift my spirits - or to make me more depressed. I went into the talk section and then looked for topics. I clicked on "race" and couldn't figure out for the life of me why I was getting hits like Martin Luther King Jr. and Greening the Ghetto, or Black men ski. I figured it out with the video entitled doe race effect votes? I knew then that race and what I wanted to do -running race, were completely different.

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