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The USA is the place I was born. Canada is the place I was raised. Taiwan is the place in my heart.

Monday, January 17, 2005

You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it. Indeed, you cannot grasp it, just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket. If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To "have" running water you must let go of it and let it run.

--Alan Watts

This quote speaks to me about life on so many different levels. So many things are beyond our control or comprehension. You can try to make things happen, but sometimes you just need to let things happen; you have to let go. It's a difficult balance- proactively working towards a goal and at the same time, being attuned to the environment around you (seeing, acting on or accepting the "hidden forces" around).

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