I’m thinking about verse 63 of the Tao…

 

Act without acting

Give without giving

Taste without tasting

Tao alone becomes all things great and all things small

It is the One in many

It is the many in One

Let Tao become all your actions

then your wants will become your treasure

your injury will become your blessing

Take on difficulties while they are still easy

Do great things while they are still small

Step by step the world’s burden is lifted

Piece by piece the world’s treasure is amassed

So the Sage stays with his daily task and accomplishes the greatest thing

Beware of those who promise a quick and easy way for much ease brings many difficulties

Follow your path to the end

Accept difficulty as an opportunity

This is the sure way to end up with no difficulties at all

 

 

 

…Verse 63 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

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