The Good Traveler
May 23, 2012 § 5 Comments
For me, this is a particularly wise and especially beautiful passage from the Tao.
A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed herself of concepts
and keeps her mind open to what is.
Tao te Ching, Chapter 27
Yes, I agree – it is only by letting go of unrealistically high expectations of ourselves, of others and of the world then we can be more ourselves.
Michelle, thanks for reading the post and sharing your thoughts.
To breathe this knowing into each moment…or at least to increase our remembering of it!
Julianna, thank you again for your engagement of my writing. It’s a great gift you give me.
i like this tom. i definitely need less plans and to follow artistic intuition. dave