The Master gives himself up

to whatever the moment brings.

He knows that he is going to die,

and he has nothing left to hold onto:

no illusions in his mind,

no resistances in his body.

He doesn't think about his actions;

they flow from the core of his being.

He holds nothing back from life;

therefore he is ready for death,

as a man is ready for sleep

after a good day's work.

- Lao Tzu

Too much thinking messes up most things in life . . . and in law. My approach to both is to first carefully consider,  but then to take immediate action. Too many attorneys spend too much time (and too much of their clients' money!) thinking instead of acting. 

My approach to the practice of law is not to drown in problems, but to briskly swim downstream, with the current, and resolve my clients' issues to the best of my ability, then step back and let go.

My fuel for life is seventy percent intuition and conscience. I don't have to think too much about what to say or do . . . it comes much more automatically now. But this wasn't always the case. It's hard work NOT to think!

- M. Chappell