May 20, 2009
Playing It Both Ways
It seems as though we have no choice but to act as though the world
is permanent, solid, and predictable, and, at the same time, we must
realize that everything around us is impermanent, fluid, and
unpredictable. If we go too far toward believing in permanence, we will
be thrown when something unexpected happens. If we lean too far toward
a belief in impermanence, we may fall into the trap of not setting
clear goals, not achieving what is within our potential, and living
irresponsibly. This can be a way of preventing ourselves from failure
or sometimes protecting ourselves from success.
–Marc Lesser, from Z.B.A.: Zen of Business Administration (New World Library)
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