DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Embrace your physical and spiritual natures as one.
Is it even possible to separate them?

When gathering your chi to bring about flexibility,
can you be supple as a newborn?

When purifying your inner perception,
can you be free of faulty thinking?

When caring for and leading all the people,
can you be without cunning?

As the Tao opens and closes,
can you resist weakening?

With clear awareness penetrating in all directions,
can you remain innocent?

The Tao gives life and cultivates all things
yet it does not claim ownership over them.

The wise person acts but does not take credit.
Leads, but does not rule.

This is a profound virtue.

-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 10, interpretation by Robert Brookes)

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