Thursday, August 6, 2009

Life.... So It Flows.........

"If you try and grab hold of the world
and do what you want with it,
you won't succeed.
The world is a vessel for spirit, and
it wasn't made to be manipulated.
Tamper with it, and you'll spoil it.
Hold it, and you will lose it.

With Tao, sometimes you move ahead
and sometimes you stay back;
Sometimes you work hard
and sometimes you rest;
Sometimes you are strong
and sometimes you're weak;
Sometimes you are up;
sometimes you're down.

The sage remains sensitive,
avoiding extremes,
avoiding extravagance,
avoiding excess."

The TAO TE CHING of LAO TZU
Translated by: Brian Browne Walker