The grass grows all by itself

While sitting here with nothing to do—

Yet spring comes, and grass grows all

by itself.

-Zen Master So Sahn

Feel like you’re spinning your wheels, like your stuck or trapped? The modern world’s solution is usually to try harder, to move faster. Of course, pushing ahead when you’re stuck usually means you’re getting yourself even more stuck. Think of Pooh with his head in the honey jar.

It’s helpful to remember that spring always comes whether you’ve worked for it to happen or not. And the grass grows all by itself.

If you’re stuck, do less. 

Then keep doing less until, like So Sahn, you’re doing the most difficult work of all – sitting here with nothing to do.

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