Re: In Sync / Out-of-Sync
Posted by Bao Pu on 2/16/2009, 8:45 pm, in reply to "Re: In Sync / Out-of-Sync"
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: Nice post, Bao Pu. Thanks.
: I certainly agree there's nothing wrong with
: wanting to prosper in the world. I want
: that too. I want to be healthy and be able
: to afford the things I like, and to go where
: I want to go. I want to have successful
: relationships. I want to tread lightly so
: that I don't impede the happiness of others.
: In the same moment however, I sense it's
: okay when things turn to mush and I don't do
: well. I'd rather not screw up, but I don't
: think there's anything inherently
: out-of-sync with screwing up. My
: contentment is not contingent on my
: succeeding, because I know that my
: successes--all of them--are fleeting. For
: the moment only.
That you're content (I assume you mean relatively content) even when things go wrong, is great! But I can't see how that has much to do whether one can be out of sync.
Can something be out of sync? You say no. Some others say yes. Is it not reasonable to say that the reason you fail at something is because what you are doing, and what the situation calls for, do not match? Is it really far off from saying that is "out of sync"?
: In the literature, 'not Dao' or 'lacking
: Dao' might be understood figuratively, not literally.
For sure. What does that mean to you?
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