L-A Letter from Lao Tzu

Dear Rowena,

I heard you have been writing Letters to Dead Poets and Robert Frost mentioned that you had a few questions about the journey after reading his poem: The Road Not Taken. This might help:

“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 himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.

Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn’t reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn’t waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.

What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?
If you don’t understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

You are undertaking an incredible journey into the human psyche and it has been such a pleasure to walk down but a short part of the road with you!

Blessings always!

Lao Tzu

PS By the way John Lennon says he forgot to mention this:

“Life is what happens to you while you‘re busy making other plans.”

-John Lennon

11 thoughts on “L-A Letter from Lao Tzu

  1. roweeee Post author

    Thank you very much. I was stoked to find this as it fitted in so well with the previous posts. I’m not quite writing this on the run but it sure feels like it! xx Rowena

  2. roweeee Post author

    Thank you very much. I have been writing since I was in primary school and I finally feel I’ve landed on my feet. It’s an extraordinary feeling of achievement but I’m only half way there and that only takes me to the beginning. Meanwhile, my kids are on school holidays for another week and I’m trying to make the most of that as well as the muse.
    xx Rowena

  3. roweeee Post author

    The guy who owns out local pie shop shared that with me. He makes the world’s hottest pie…the Flaming Ron. I’m too tired to add a link but google it.
    He’s a real character xx Ro

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