Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Patience

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

The Master doesn't seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things.

From the Tao Te Ching - Chapter 15, Written by Lao-tzu, Translated by S. Mitchell

7 comments:

Sunny said...

Lovely pictures. Patience is certainly a virtue.
Sunny :)

Pam said...
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Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos of the ducks, and I love the reflection in the water, Diane!

The quote you picked is just wonderful!

Loree said...

Thos pictures are so calming.

Mojo Arasu said...

When our minds are confused and anxious, our thinking and actions are not going to be best.So patience is important.
I like the ducks with all of their heads turned backwards.

betchai said...

your pictures show how patience brings beautiful results. photography teaches us patience.

yes, i do believe i have patience to wait, but it depends on what i am waiting for :)

your chosen quote is lovely.

Icy BC said...

Diane,

I have awards for both of your blogs on my blog...