At work some people call me optimistic, but I tend to cringe when I hear that. In my role as a financial strategist I cannot afford to be biased; there are times to be optimistic when economic conditions improve, just as their are times to be pessimistic when they deteriorate. It doesn't make much sense to root for anything. Lao-Tzu's insight in Verse 13 of the Tao Te Ching comes to mind:
Success is as dangerous as failure.
Hope is as hallow as fear.
(Tao Te Ching)
Yet, when it comes to the success of people, projects and institutions we believe in, the world that Lao-Tzu describes is simply too general. Osho's advice comes to mind instead:
expect a miracle.
We are God's co-creators! We can create the outcome that we want to experience. Yes, we are so powerful to make our beliefs self-fulfilling. When you consider both philosophies taken together, we could coin the expression "the Way of the Christ". While along Lao-Tzu's Way, we are completely unfazed by life's ups and downs of life because we know that in the end, it is as it is, as as is, is good. But when it comes to our own actions, beliefs and interactions, we are inspired by the Holy Spirit. Miracles happen whenever people of good intentions join. As it is written, wherever two or more people come together in My Name, there I Am!
Please join us along the Way of the Christ.