“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.”

“In the pursuit of Knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Way,
every day something is dropped.

Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.”

Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)


I have been doing a lot of self-reflection lately, trying to get back to my old self, even back to my 20s– updated of course :).  I am extremely organized and on top of things, making plans… but I think I need to just stop and let whatever happens… happen, and (gasp) stop trying to have fun, because you really shouldn’t have to be trying ;).  A couple of weekends ago I did just that and randomly went to San Jose, grabbed a yummy lunch and pastry, then saw the Leo Villareal exhibit (amazing!), and made a little LED art project while there.  It was so funny that this was so amazingly fun when I have a packed social schedule and do tons of stuff that sound super awesome and interesting, but so often I do not feel stimulated and alive doing it!

Anyhoo, here is to practicing the Way…