Words from Benjamin Hoff

“In other words, everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don’t seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.” pg. 40, The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff

“[I]nstead of saying, ‘This isn’t supposed to be happening this way,’ and trying hard to make it happen some other way […] if you are in tune with The Way Things Work, then they work the way they need to, no matter what you may think about it at the time. Later on, you can look back and say, ‘Oh, now I understand. That had to happen so that those could happen, and those had to happen in order for this to happen…’ Then you realize that even if you tried to make it all turn out perfectly, you couldn’t have done better, and if you’d really tried, you would have made a mess of the whole thing.” pg. 80, The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff

“The Clouds above us join and separate, the breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns. Life is like that, so why not relax? Who can stop us from celebrating.” pg. 113 (Citing Lu Yu), The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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