I’m thinking about verse 72 of the Tao…

When the people do not fear worldly power a greater power will arrive

Don’t limit the view of yourself

Don’t despise the conditions of your birth

Don’t resist the natural course of your life

In this way you will never weary of this world

The Sage knows himself, but not as himself

he loves himself, but not as himself

he honors himself, but not as himself

Thus, he discards the view of his own self and chooses the view of the universe

 

…Verse 72 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

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