I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

“Surrender brings perfection”
The crooked become straight
The empty become full
The worn become new
Have little and gain much
Have much and be confused

So the Sage embraces the One
and becomes a model for the world
Without showing himself, he shines forth
Without promoting himself, he is distinguished
Without claiming reward, he gains endless merit
Without seeking glory, his glory endures

The Sage know how to follow
so he comes to command
He does not compete
so no one under Heaven can compete with him

The ancient saying,
“Surrender brings perfection,”
is not just empty words
Truly, surrender brings perfection
and perfection brings the whole universe

…Verse 22 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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