I’m thinking…

…about Tao

Hold fast to the Great Form within and let the world pass as it may

Then the changes of life will not bring pain but contentment, joy, and well-being

Music and sweets are passing pleasures yet they cause people to stop

How bland and insipid are the things of this world when one compares them with Tao!

One tastes, but the sweetness turns bitter

One sees, but the colors grow faint

One hears, but the sound fades into silence

One may look for fulfillment in this world but his longings will never be exhausted

The only thing he ever finds is that he himself is exhausted

…Verse 35 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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