What will be flows naturally from there

<i>Accept</i> what is, <i>let go</i> of what was, and have <i>faith</i> in what will be.

Accept what is

Accept what is
Let go of what was
And have faith in what will be.

So true, and so easy to say. I’m guessing, because I’m unenlightened, but those actions may finally become easy once I have achieved enlightenment.

From all I’ve read, they are integral practices for achieving it. From my own experiences, I am most content when I live them, no matter how briefly I am able to do so. Accept, let go, have faith. It’s hard!

The last bit, though, it feels a bit rooted in an attachment to a particular kind of future. I fall back on faith when I desire an outcome beyond my control. Maybe a bit better to say, “what will be flows naturally from there.” Some might say, “from there, what will be flows in accordance with the Dao.” That’s awfully wordy. Afterall, what happens naturally is in accordance with the Dao. I like this:

Accept what is
Let go what was
What will be flows naturally from there


Mmmmm… sounds better, but that doesn’t make it any easier!

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