Just as before, I think it time to open the floor to a new thought.
"He who submits, Rules."
Agree with it? Explain why. Disagree? In what way. Don't really understand what it even means? Ask about where it confuses you. Makes perfect sense? Describe what it means to you. Does it inspire a thought that has no direct link? Share it anyways. There are no wrong answers. ...No 'right' ones either, really. That's the fun!
The previous prompt, for those who may have missed it, is here;
Similar idea as release control to gain control I think. Its easy to be passive participants in life, but in order to take action in life, that takes recognition. We need to be able to let things go whether its material items, trauma, or bad habits. Its not easy, but when you learn to release, a new opportunity for self control rises.
Ictos, I am of a similar mindset. ...It is similar to a saying I've frequently come across;
Grant me the strength to change the things that I can. The grace to accept the things that I can't. And the wisdom to tell the difference.
There are situations in life that occur where we can't change them. They have happened, are already here, or are coming on the horizon. But, while we can't change the situation, we can change ourselves to adapt and become better as a result of them. But it begins by first recognizing what we can not change, so we save ourselves the wasted energy and struggle trying.
Lark; That is an excellent article! I must admit I know little about genuine Confucianism. Knowing of it, admittedly, only through those many "Confucious say;" lies and joke parodies. ...Some more wise, some more humorous. To be sure.
I like that concept of recognizing and treating every aspect of life as a ritual. A way that things should be. It seems focused on recognizing right action as activity following the 'natural' order. And that all things have such a process.
Students question and doubt teachers because they are supposed to. That is information being tested and verified. It is natural and important as if it didn't exist, well, then you get Facebook and Tumblr. I actually came across a Chinese proverb that summarizes (at least this single example) incredibly well;
It is better to not have a book, than to have it and believe what was read entirely.
Doubt is a part of the ritual of learning, and if a teacher understands that then they are prepared to play their part in that ritual and answer (rather than reject) those doubts.
I'm going to definitely be keeping that article in my list of wisdom-links. ... I am tempted to print it right off even.