I’m thinking…

…about Tao


A still mind can easily hold the truth

The difficulties yet to come can easily be avoided

The feeble are easily broken

The small are easily scattered

Begin your task before it becomes a burden

Put things in order before they get out of hand


A tree that fills a man’s embrace grows from a seedling

A tower nine stories high starts with one brick

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Act and it’s ruined

Grab and it’s gone

People on the verge of success often lose patience and fail in their undertakings

Be steady from the beginning to the end and you won’t bring on failure

The Sage desires that which has no desires and teaches that which cannot be taught

He does not value the objects held by a few but only that which is held by everyone

He guides men back to their own treasure and helps all things come to know the truth they have forgotten

All this he does without a stir




…Verse 64 from “Tao Te Ching”

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


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