DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — JULY 05, 2019

He who stands on tiptoe
doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light.
He who defines himself
can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others
can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work
will create nothing that endures.

If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.

-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 24, interpretation by Stephen Mitchell)

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