Thoughts from the Tao

(photo taken by me!!)

Can you marry your spirit and body to
the oneness and never depart from it?
Can you ride your breath until your entire
being is as supple as the body of an infant?
Can you cleanse your inner vision until you
see heaven in every direction?
Can you love people and govern them without
conniving and manipulating?
Can you bear heaven’s children in all that
you do and are?
Can you give the wisdom of your heart precedence
over the learning of your head?

Giving birth,
nourishing life,
shaping things without possessing them,
serving without expectation of reward,
leading without dominating:
These are the profound virtues of nature,
and of nature’s best beings.

–from The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu. Translated by Brian Browne Walker.

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