Chapter 17

Success as a Habit

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

 

Cicero

Everything that exceeds the bounds of moderation has an unstable foundation.

 

Seneca

Row, row, row your boat,

Gently down the stream,

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream.

This well-known nursery rhyme has much more meaning than what meets the ears. It tells us to row our boat, not anyone else's boat. We have to run our life, not anyone else's life. It tells us to row the boat gently down the stream. Yes, gently, taking it easy, without the turbulence and with the force of the river, down the stream. Life is lived in an environment which has strong currents — strong energy forces. We cannot go against those currents. ...

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