Do What You Do
January 3, 2023
Having to prove yourself
Will allow challenges to best you.
Focus your attention on money
And lose sight of what is valuable.
Keep in mind outside influence
And you will be its prisoner.
Do what you do and move on,
It isn’t yours anyway.
This is verse #9 of my translation of the Tao te Ching. This feels a lot like the playful "Fuck Around and Find Out." When we fuck around we don't identify so much with what we do, we just do it and it isn't "ours," it is just what we did.
When we get caught up in our identity, and what we do, we start inadvertently going around proving that we are what we claim to be. If we identify as smart, or talented in some way, we do everything we can to prove it, not only to ourselves but to others as well.
But if we were to just approach everything as if we were just fuckin' around, we wouldn't have to hold onto any identity at all. We would simply be able to be, right here, right now.
To approach life like that allows us to constantly grow without pausing to remind ourselves of the identities we previously held onto. Sometimes I take life too seriously and it is always a great reminder that what is in front of me is always greater than what I could ever imagine. This is why I fucked around and wrote a rendition of the Tao in the first place.
This is what it is like to Recover Yourself. A journey that has no destination, no right answers, nothing to do, nothing to be. You are the goal, and that is always changing.
Until we can say "I don't know" we will fool ourselves into believing that we are something. And whatever the something is it is so much less than we can be. Because of that, I want to invite you to fuck around and find out.
When I work with clients it happens over 4 weeks and after that I let you go and live your amazing life. We check back in after 3 months but by that point, you'll be living an entirely different life and will not require me much at all. If you want to find a coach then swing a dead cat and I am sure you'll hit one. However, if you're ready to start living your life right now, respond to this email, and let's set up a time to talk further.