My old friend and mentor Chief Lionteeth Mendes Ite, a notorious shaman of irrefutable mendacity, complained of his sons, one a dreamer who did nothing but talk of what he could achieve or would have had not life thwarted his every plan, the other a boaster who did nothing but talk of what he had done before in some imaginal past made real by repetition. I liked the old boy, learning a lot even when I heard him lie prone in his teeth giving the advice he never took himself.
He helped me get what I wanted, asking, when I told him of all the reading I was doing about my newly discovered world of Tao, “Did you enjoy your holiday?” I didn’t get the relevance of the question but replied yes I had, very much. “So,” he grinned, “did you actually go to the beach? or did you just read about it?” Ah! I remembered the many books I hadn’t read in my shelf-development.
Coming up in just 11 days is the last chance to take the first step to go through all 5 in 49 weeks! But how do we know we want to climb to the stars? Do none but the brave deserve the stairs? Let’s dip a tao in the water and see where we go from here. I always recommend the first three as good for everybody. After that, Nike!