|Waiting for Roast Duck with Mouth Open |
heard a funny phrase that made me laugh so hard, I thought I’d share it
with you all. It’s a Chinese aphorism that relates to taking action in
order to get things done. Here it is:
Man stands with mouth open for long time before roast duck flies in.
Isn’t that great?
Absurd, isn’t it?
But we do this all the time.
Those of us who think we can just wish for our problems to solve themselves will be waiting a long time before we get what we need. (I find the twin notions of The Law of Attraction, Manifesting promoted by The Secret, and What the BLEEP Do We Know, as well as Prosperity Theology promoted by Joel Osteen and and others to be a bit spurious.)
Our needs aren’t going to fulfill themselves. We can hope and visualize for the best all we want, but in the end, we must act. Roast duck isn’t just going to fly into our mouths.
How about you?
This week’s spiritual-religious advice: don’t
|And, yes, I’ve thought about how this message fits together with last week’s newsletter “The Task is Great.” I’d love to hear your thoughts…|
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