Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Bliss Inspiration : Confucius



Hello there bliss seekers, due to a slow start to my week, this fabulous quotation has become tremendously relevant. I missed my Monday post and am late with today's post due to a silly thing called 'life' getting in the way. Being a creature of habit, I started to stress out and began to feel slightly out of kilter with not conforming to my usual routine. At which point synchronicity stepped in and I uncovered this quote that I had written on a bit of paper a while ago. I automatically thought about the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Do you remember the story? It's the one with the morale that it isn't always the fastest or flashiest that wins (the race), but often the one who never gives up and continues on in whatever unique capacity they possess which enables them to succeed?  

Apparently, according to Confucius, there was no need for me to worry that I'd failed just because my posts were a bit late. The fact that I felt like my mind was slightly scattered, unable to string together succinct words and sentences shouldn't have bother me either. At least I hadn't stopped and not posted today at all. On the contrary, I have actually kept the momentum going by creating this very post; all be it slower then normal. Surrendering to the situation I found myself in, going with the flow of life around me and thinking about this quotation made me realise that breaking from habit really wasn't that big of a deal, and certainly not worthy of stress. So thank you Confucius for your wisdom in my time of need.

Have you ever had one of these days or weeks? Not that they are bad in any way, but have simply thrown your routine into chaos. Were you able to practise the virtue of flexibility and just go with the flow or did it create a certain amount of angst?

Sending you much bliss, Heather xx


Photo by Heather W. 

4 comments:

  1. This quote is perfect for me today... I get crazy with organizing my schedule too, so I can totally relate to your 'little chaos'. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm glad I made sense to someone Stacy, thanks for letting me know! Heather xxx

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  2. I'm right in one of these weeks! thanks for sharing those wise words...

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    1. Just remember to keep going no matter how slow. I hope it gets better for you soon. Sending you much bliss Alex, Heather xxx

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