Empty yourself of everything;
Let your mind be at peace.
While ten thousand things rise and fall
the Self contemplates their return.
Each of them grows and flourishes and
then returns to the source.
To return to the source, is stillness,which is to fulfill the way of nature.
The way of nature is constant.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Lao Tzu is one of my very favorite philosophers! Thanks for posting that Bonni!
Here’s another quote of his to ponder…
“Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”
Carole…love it…what’s soft IS strong! it took me a lot of years to learn that …….oxox