How to engage the enemy

Liang Zhuge

Prey passes the Tiger who
Will sometimes merely look
Sometimes pounce without hesitation
But he never fails to act

You know matthew, life is a constant series of opportunities.
If we don’t reach out for things and if we don’t take advantage of
what comes our way, then we cannot be in harmony with the
natural way of the world.

The tiger is the same way. He conforms to every situation that
comes. If he observes passing prey and isn’t ready to hunt,
he will simply let it go. But he has not failed to act.
He has knowingly let the prey escape.

This is completely different from someone who loses a
situation through slow reflexes or inability.

When the tiger wants his prey, he pounces upon it without
hesitation or thought. There are no morals, no guilt,
no psychological problems nor any ideologies to interfere
with the purity of his action. This unsurpassed grace in
action is known as action without action.

This is engagement.

Whatever comes to you, you must engage it somehow.
You receive it, you may alter the circumstances and let it go,
you may interject something of your own, or you may
knowingly let it pass. Whatever you do there is no need
to be apathetic toward life.

Instead, full participation in all things is the surest way to
happiness, vitality, success and a deep knowledge of
the ways of this world.

Lead the way–
Matt Shannon

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