Daodejing 55

Followers of The Way are like babies–
insects do not sting them;
wild animals do not attack them;
birds of prey do not strike.

Like an infant, those
who follow The Way
have flexible bones
and supple muscles.
They have a strong grip.

Innocent of distinctions
Such as female and male,
They live naturally.

They can scream all day
without getting hoarse.
They are harmony itself.

For those following The Way
all is always harmony
and wisdom constant.

Flourishing is the outcome;
knowledge of each breath
is the method.

Things grow, then decay;
this is the way of The Way.

Whatever is contrary to
The Way dies young.



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