Friday, September 21, 2012

52: Learning Constancy

The wise project manager remains flexible and will therefore endure. He is not afraid of losing for he has nothing to lose. This is learning constancy and this is the way of the project manager.

The Tao
Lao Tzu tells us:

The beginning of the universe
Is the mother of all things.
Knowing the mother, one also knows the sons.
Knowing the sons, yet remaining in touch with the mother,
Brings freedom from the fear of death.

Keep your mouth shut.
Guard the senses,
And life is ever full.
Open your mouth,
Always be busy,
And life is beyond hope.

Seeing the small is insight;
Yielding to force is strength.
Using the outer light, return to insight,
And in this way be saved from harm.
This is learning constancy.

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