True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. – Lao-tse
Lao-tse, the father of Tao, is pointing to how our lack of reaction to events can help us master them! There are 2 essential ways to react to any event. One is to attach to an event via your thoughts (and emotions), get drawn in and in turn possibly regret our reaction later.
The other is to view the event as an observer, without identifying our personality and history with the event. In this situation we’re observing without manufacturing thoughts about the situation. We’re just being, just listening, just flowing with what’s going on.
That in turn allows us to be the master of that event. We control our reaction to any situation, which means that we control our own happiness! As we do this with every event in life we begin to flow with life, a happy unperturbed camper at all times!
Today I AM the master. I don’t attach to events, I just observe them. I can handle any situation. I AM a child of God. All is well!
Recommendation: Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-zinn