Knowing to Stop – A Confucius Teaching

The Reflective Leader and Learning Organization Guide Confucius’ 7 spaces of learning Knowing to stop – is a simple notion but difficult to practice skill. In “Great Learning (大学)”, written around 2,500 years ago by one of his first disciples Zengzi (曾子), Confucius (孔子) teaches the following: 知止而后有定 定而后能靜 靜而后能安 安而后能慮 慮而后能得 When you know to stop, you have stability When you have stability, you find tranquility When you are tranquil, you can be at ease When you are at … Read More