Those who insist that results don’t matter and that only intentions and efforts count are deceiving themselves. Though we sometimes have to expand our awareness and be patient to see them, results show us whether our efforts are in harmony with our aim and with reality itself.
“Achieve results, because this is the natural way,” says Lao Tsu (Tao Te Ching, 30), but he warns us not to boast about or glory in them or be proud. And he also warns against violence to achieve them. Good advice! Results are an integral part of living, but attachment to them and identification with them are antithetical both to happiness and to awakening.
Copyright 2013 by Dennis Lewis. First published on my Facebook Fan Page