Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and comfort
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about other people’s approval
and you will be there prisoner.
Do your work, then let it be.
This is the path to Serenity.
Today’s wisdom comes to us again from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching — this is “stanza 9′ and it gives us important reminders about what happens when we lose balance and focus on the wrong things in life.
Want to find serenity?
It’s not about possessions or status – look inside for the answers you seek and see that peace comes from being content with what you already have.