The Tao of Pooh

Apparently one of the world’s greatest Taoist masters is A.A.Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Here is one of my favourite passages from The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

“Those who do things by the Pooh Way find this sort of thing happening to them all the time. It’s hard to explain, except by example, but it works. Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least they do when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, “This isn’t supposed to be happening this way,” and trying hard to make it happen some other way. If you’re 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’d 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.”

May you have a Pooh-fectly wonderful day – allowing all to unfold in its own way.  Dream and let the results – the method and the how’s of its becoming – happen the Pooh Way.

In Light & Laughter,

Marcia

One Reply to “The Tao of Pooh”

  1. Dad

    It’s still dark…and here I am reading about Pooh Time. I am weary, but your words this morning have picked me up. Once again you have closed the distance between us and it is a blessing. My day will be better because of you.

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