When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises When it knows good as good, evil arises Thus being and non-being produce each other Difficult and easy bring about each other Long and short reveal each other High and low support each other Music and voice harmonize each other Front and back follow each other Therefore the sages: Manage the work of detached actions Conduct the teaching of no words They work with myriad things but do not control They create but do not possess They act but do not presume They succeed but do not dwell on success It is because they do not dwell on success That it never goes away
The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations arise from the same source. This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”
I've have been spending my time, wishing I could get a new beginning away from the past while other wish to change the past. Wondering why people hold so tight to the wrong and live in the negative of all that was wrong. Why people live with regret or return to the past over and over. The past will never change!! SO let it be the past. AS Present is right here now .
We all know it will never change as one may wish to change but There are no time machines, there are no quantum leapers, no one to go back and fix the mistakes, so all we can do is learn from what we did, forgive the ones who seemingly wronged us and muddle on. Never hold onto something unless it is something good.
My point is learn to forgive, don't forget, learn to move on to today as each day spent in the past is another day of your future wasted. Cherish and yes love and love with patients . The past can not change so you need to get over your past mistakes or decisions or others mistakes or past decisions.
Take people for today, take this moment and move forward , stop going backwards into your past, looking behind like that's where you want to be.
But the future is still unwritten. So today how do you want to live, Who do you want to be. how do you want your life to be tomorrow. Are you where you want to be , if not how do you get there from here. What work do you need to do ? Who can help you.
P.S. to ask for forgiveness and then to do it again. Is Insanity, to learn from what you have done and never do it again is divine
The highest perfection is like imperfection, And its use is never impaired. The greatest abundance seems meager, And its use will never fail.
The Tao (way) of Heaven, Is it not like the bending of a bow? The top comes down and the bottom-end goes up, The extra (length) is shortened, the insufficient (width) is expanded. It is the way of Heaven to take away from those that have too much And give to those that have not enough. Not so with man's way: He takes from those that have not And gives it as tribute to those that have too much. Who can have enough and to spare to give to the entire world? Only the man of Tao. Therefore the Sage acts, but does not possess, Accomplishes but lays claim to no credit, Because he has no wish to seem superior.
Interesting , but Strange , ever changing but always the same. I am not who you are looking for but the one that you have found. I am polite but rude, a delight that's smooth and sometimes a fool, oh so pleasing to your soul,but aching to your heart. I love to love and will share all that I am. I will never have the time that you deserve, but the time we share in these moments, we won't forget. In all and all you won't hurt but only ache, so yes it's worth the wait. I will always share pleasure within you
“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Your going to see me Tonight When I stand up in the Light Your going to see me in the Light When I'm Shining so Bright Your going to see me so Bright When I Stand Up & Fight Your going to see me Stand & Fight , For What I Know Is Right Your going to see me so Right! Tao Cipher
In studying, each day something is gained. In following the Tao, each day something is lost. Lost and again lost. Until there is nothing left to do. Not-doing, nothing is left undone. You can possess the world by never manipulating it. No matter how much you manipulate you can never possess the world.