The Tao shows us that life is effortless and that actions change with perception. All we need to do is trust and that’s a lot harder than it sounds. We are not raised to believe in trust, we’re raised to fight every step of the way to finally conquer whatever it is we are supposed to conquer. And once there, we might find ourselves mighty disappointed.
Yielding is how it happens – the success. To yield when you want to push, to stay silent when you want to speak, or to stay still when you want to run; easy? Not at all. I have spent years learning to trust and it wasn’t until I found myself in a completely unsolvable situation that I finally had to yield because there was just nothing else I could do. And once I yielded, everything unraveled. Yielding is trusting.
I have come to understand the notion of “ease”. Ease doesn’t necessarily mean easy, just that there is some kind of flow even in very difficult or hard situations; that things seem to work out or solutions are found. When there is absolutely no ease at all, drop it, it’s just not going to happen.