HOW TO BE...

The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao. 

In dwelling, live close to the ground. 

In thinking, keep to the simple. 

In conflict, be fair and generous. 

In governing, don't try to control.

In work, do what you enjoy.

In family life, be completely present. 

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. 

- Lao Tzu


Letting go of control is often very difficult for attorneys, as they're usually hired to take control, not relinquish it. However, my experience is that most human affairs merely require a little nudging, a little suggestive guidance, as it were; the rest usually works itself out just fine on its own.

I do my best today, and today is the only day I do my best, for it's the only day I have; yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is but an illusion.

If I'm honest, work hard and smart, am fair and cordial to all, I don't have to worry about yesterday or tomorrow, because today I have done all that I could do. Tomorrow's good results are the natural offspring of today's good work. 

- M. Chappell