Daily Tao / 125 – Resolve


Banish uncertainty.
Affirm strength.
Hold resolve.
Expect death.

Make your stand today. On this spot. On this day. Make your actions count; do not falter in your determination to fulfill your destiny. Don’t follow the destiny outlined in some mystical book : Create your own.

Your resolve to tread the path of life is your best asset. Without it, you die. Death is unavoidable, but let it not be from loss of will but because your time is over. As long as you can keep going, use your imagination to cope with the travails of life. Overcome your obstacles and realize what you envision.

You will know unexpected happiness. You will know the sorrow of seeing what is dearest to you cut down before your eyes. Accept that. That is the nature of human existence, and you have no time to buffer this fact with fairy tales and illogical explanations.

Each day, your life grows shorter by twenty-four hours. The time to make achievements becomes more precious. You must fulfill everything you want in life and then release your will upon the moment of death. Your life is a creation that dies when you die. Release it, give up your individuality, and in so doing, finally merge completely with Tao.

Until that moment, create the poetry of your life with toughness and determination.

2 thoughts on “Daily Tao / 125 – Resolve

  1. In the Stillness of Willow Hill

    It took me quite a long time to learn that I can accept pain and discomfort in the same way I accept joyful tidings and peaceful periods.


    1. Esther Lorenz

      So true. How did YOU learn to accept pain and discomfort in the same way?
      I also learned it. It was like an epiphany when I woke up one day when I was 45. I had hit a low point in my life and woke up unable to move as I was in a psychological catatonic state from stress. It was a scary physical place to be and I had to talk to myself and tell myself that everything would be okay if I just accept ALL that is including the pain and discomfort along with the joy and peace and that instead of only focusing on the pain and disappointments in my life. I managed to walk to the window eventually and started to write down all my blessings. It was a very long list. And I wrote down all my pain and disappointments. It was a short list. From that day forward I’ve never looked back. ❤


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