Tao Habit: Understand how nature works; never mind how you want it to work.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Just imagine if you were nature!
But you are! We are each given a human nature, and it is there for you to tap.
The secret of Tao is to awake the nature that we were bestowed at birth but, more often than not, is buried under the confusion with thoughts we carelessly add on day-in-day-out.
Awake your true human nature. Find you center, and return to the natural self.
Be absolutely honest and ask yourself: “Who am I? Why am I here at this point of time and at this part of the universe? What am I good at and what am I not and am I doing the right things?
Be aware of ‘the way’ you truly are.
By probing what is happening within your innermost self, you get to see what you have not seen and what ultimately would set you free to fulfill your full potential.
You would also get to see how you are an integral part of the world, however tiny it is.
Then, use this understanding and honesty to feel the world around you. If you were to use nature as a manifestation of the universe around you, then …
Understand how nature works; never mind how you want it to work.
If you desire love from your loved ones, understand how you can win their affection and then work the way things are, rather blaming your loved ones for not giving you the attention you seek. If you want to lose weight, understand how your can tap the power of nature to stay healthy, not sitting in the couch with potato chips and hoping the weight would get rid of itself.
With that, you are on your way to live the infinity Tao directs.
Tao as a way of life that can be traced back to not less than 5,000 years old. It opens our eyes to how the universe functions, nature behaves, and personal potential unleashes.
As in the nature of things,
there is a time for being ahead
and a time for being behind;
a time for ease
and a time for strain;
a time to be hard
and a time to be soft;
a time to grow in strength
and a time to decay.
The Sage therefore
avoid excess, extravagance and extremes.
– Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching 29