Monday, January 31, 2005

Tao Te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation):

Tao Te Ching (from 10 and 9)

Giving birth and nourishing,
Having without possessing,
Acting with no expectations,
Leading and not trying to control:
This is the supreme virtue.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.


Mad Mike said...

I like this.

Michael said...

Mad Mike, greetings from the other side of the pond!

Its so simple, but I have to remind myself of the wisdom of that path all the time... !