A tree that can fill the span of a man’s arms grows from a downy tip; a terrace nine stories high rises from hodfuls of earth; a journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one’s feet. –Tao-te-ching
Dot peruses the Tao now and then and found this piece which reminded her how daunting an overgrown yard can be. When you look at a backyard or a piece of land that’s neglected, weed-infested, and dismal, it’s hard to find the courage to begin creating a garden. The task may seem overwhelming, but is like other things in this world that as a whole seem insurmountable. But when the whole is broken up into tiny pieces, each little one seems far easier to accomplish. With the garden, the first step is to pull or hoe off the weeds one by one. Suddenly you’ll look up to find the neglected ground has become fertile and ready to plant.