Wait quietly,

Walk softly,

Live lightly upon the land,

Let the stream find its way

Down the hillside.

The day unfolds

According to its own rhythms.

Things happen

In their own time.

There are different ways

Of getting things done;

It is easy to over-do—

Or under-do—


Finding the right ratio

Between ambition and indolence,

Influence and reticence,

Action and aversion,

Knowing and presuming,

Integrity and denial,

Will and willfulness,

The good and the best,

Clarity and ambivalence,

Will keep us from thinking

That we have it figured out

And well in hand.

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