Ten years

Nothing in the world
is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
nothing can surpass it.

The soft overcomes the hard;
The gentle overcomes the rigid
Everyone knows this is true,
But few can put it into practice.

Therefore the Master remains
serene in the midst of sorrow.
Evil cannot enter his heart.
Because he has given up helping,
He is people’s greatest help.

True words seem paradoxical.

Tao te Ching (Verse 78)
(Translated by Stephen Mitchell)

One Response to “Ten years”

  1. Therese says:

    Perfect post from the Tao Te Ching!

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