Happiness lessons from the Tao (No. 5)

Happiness lessons from the Tao (No. 5)

From our free eNewsletter (www.thehappinessinstitute.com) here’s another happiness lesson from the Tao…

Are you constantly keeping yourself busy in fear of what might happen if you stop? If so, of what are you afraid? Tao master, Chuang-tse tells this interesting story…

There was a man who disliked seeing his footprints and his shadow. He decided to escape from them, and he began to run. But as he ran along, more footprints appeared, while his shadow easily kept up with him.

Thinking he was going too slowly, he ran faster and faster without stopping, until he finally collapsed from exhaustion and died.

If he had only stood still, there would have been no footprints. If he had only rested in the shade, his shadow would have quietly disappeared.