Friday, April 18, 2014

60: Stirring Things Up

At long last we are getting some sunshine and spring is definitely here. The Topsham outdoor swimming pool opens tomorrow and I’ve got my first early morning stint at 05:30 Easter Monday morning! I have vivid memories last year of struggling to get the pool cover off in the dark and in the pouring rain. I wonder what this year will bring.

The Project
Silence from the publishers, which could be good or bad. I try not to pester them at these times as they will get back to me soon enough if they find any problems. The last thing I want to do is stir things up as my book is but one of many projects they have on the go.

A project manager needs to run his project delicately and allow the group process to emerge naturally.  A poor project manager will stir things up and release strong feelings and unwarranted pressure, which can result in the wrong things being done.  

The Way  
The wise project manager does not push, he allows things to emerge when they are ready and the time is right.  When hidden issues and emotions emerge naturally, they also resolve themselves naturally.  They are not harmful.  In fact, they are no different from any other thoughts or feelings.  

All energies arise naturally, take form, grow strong, come to a new resolution and finally pass away.  This is the cycle of life, processes, projects and everything else and the wise project manager understands this.  

Ruling the country as if cooking a small fish.  
Using the Tao in the world,  
And evil will have no power.  
Not that evil is not powerful,  
But its power will not harm men.  
Not only will it not harm men,  
But the sage himself will not harm men.  
As neither hurts the other,  
So virtue merges and refreshes both.  

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