Yutang Lin

Inspiration for creative work comes in leisure,
Tense or loose in daily life should be adjusted.
Mind stays spacious without annoying matters;
Chores are taken care of only one after another.


Inspiration for creative work would arise only naturally in leisure. It would not have a chance to sprout in commotion. Therefore, one had better arrange one's daily life so that one is neither too tense nor too loose. Chores are handled gradually, one at a time, and mind remains free from bugging matters, then unexpected harvest would have a better chance to turn up.

Written in Chinese on December 12, 2001
Translated on January 8, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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