On Sunday I will leave for the woods of Vermont for one whole month: To rest, to read, to restore.
The approaching school year always brings to mind, change, new beginnings and exciting possibilities. It is engraved in my bones, my muscle memory and my heart. I look forward to it, but first the fallow period of August. Ahhhhhh.
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.”
“To become something else, you have to stop being what you are now; to start doing things a new way, you have to end the way you are doing them now; and to develop a new attitude or outlook, you have to let go of the old one you have now. Even though it sounds backwards, endings always come first. The first task is to let go.”
Return is the movement of the Tao.
Yielding is the way of the Tao.
All things are born of being.
Being is born of non-being.