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Archive for July 17th, 2011

The Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Wowie! Here is maybe the most pertinent quote I’ve found in a while.

How wonderful that I found this thought, just after I decided to let go of the idea that “I don’t have enough time.” Letting go of that has been a tug of war during the first few days, but I’m feeling more aware. So here we are:

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

– Lin Yutang (1895-1976)
– Chinese author on Chinese philosophy and more

Quote found in book “A Collection of Wisdom” by Rodney Ohebsion, ISBN 1-932968-19-9

Photo: Brian took this of me before I’d finished my first cup of tea. It was on a trip to Washington, DC, a few years ago. I think I needed to leave a few things undone at that point!