So, I ran into a little turbulence a day or so ago—just as the end of World Series Game No. 2 was rolling around. Which reminded me of a little book I read back in January 2014, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War—Chapter III: Attack by Stratagem to be specific:
Section 13—Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:
- He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
- He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
- He will win whose army is animated by the same **spirit** throughout all its ranks.
- He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
- He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
Section 14—Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
So, then, as applied—this is how that notion helped me work through the turbulence:
And then, lastly, I’d just like to note, that although the aforementioned text is not to be confused with Grimes’ Acid **Reign** Chronicles: The War of Art—there is harmony in everything, and seeing is believing but of course ;0)
To the Moon and back,
All my love,