Daodejing 12

Too many colors confuse the sight; too many flavors numb the mouth; too much music deafens; a wild chase shakes the mind; precious objects rob the will. So those free of themselves satisfy the belly, not the eye. Avoiding one, the other proves easy.

Daodejing 11 #dao

A wheel might have thirty spokes, yet it is the hole in the center that makes it a wheel that works. Clay forms bowls, yet it is the hollowness that makes bowls useful. Walls make a room, yet the empty space between is where we live. What is there is useful; what is not there … More Daodejing 11 #dao

Zhuangzi told a story much like this about the Owl and the Phoenix

Once the prime minister received information that Zhuangzi coveted his position.    The prime minister sent out  the secret police to arrest Zhuangzi. They searched for three days and nights but they could not find him.    On the fourth day Zhuangzi  came to see the prime minister of his own accord.  Zhuanzi said, “Have … More Zhuangzi told a story much like this about the Owl and the Phoenix