One of the key factors in happiness and success is not attaching to the outcome of any particular event and not taking things personally. My weakness is in approaching people and starting conversations but I recognise that a person who is not interested in conversing with me may have their own issues or agendas to deal with and I should not take rejection personally. Rather to accept the outcome and move on regardless.
Formlessness is more advanced than that, however. It means that you do not show anger or react to threats, rather to move seamlessly around a hostile situation like water around a rock, never allowing threats or hostility to consume you.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 1:09:00 AM