The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
Be pliable. When a man is living, he is soft and pliable; when he is dead, he becomes rigid. Pliability is life; rigidity is death, whether one speak's of man's body, his mind, or his spirit.
Reject external form that fails to express internal reality.
Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related.
If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.
Action is a highroad to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people, and its rewards are tangible.