Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?

from Lao Tzu (Ft. S. Mitchell (trans.)) – Tao Te Ching on Rap Genius

Meaning

The mind is always trying to push, to manipulate time to its own ends, to make it happen. “The watched pot never boils”

This is a great stanza to consider when you’re trying to take a shit!

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