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Imagine you are crossing a river in a boat. Suddenly, an empty boat hits yours. Even if you are in a bad mood, you will not become very angry at an empty boat. Now imagine that a man is in the boat that hit you. You will shout, “Hey, watch out!” If the man doesn’t … More Zhuangzi told this story #dao
Body and mind embrace. With attention to the breath, we can become gentle; with attention to thoughts, we clear away flaws. Loving people and leading must be done without pride. The sky’s gate opens and shuts in birth and in death. Yin and yang changing And on. And on. Those Free Of Themselves see in … More Daodejing 10 #dao
A cup filled to the brim is difficult to carry. Keep sharpening a point, and it becomes dull. A house filled with gold and jade becomes unsafe. When wealth and honor create arrogance, the harvest is tragedy. The Way of the creative universe lies in doing the work, then stopping.
The most useful of things is water, benefiting all, seeking the lowest places without expectations. For a house, the question is location. For the mind, the question is depth. When it comes to giving, nature is the model; when it comes to speaking, it is care with words. In governing, it’s about order; in business, … More Daodejing 8