Wise Words for Today

Empty yourself of everything.

Let the mind rest at peace.

The ten thousand things rise and fall while

The Self watches their return.

They grow and flourish and then return to the source.

Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.

The way of nature is unchanging.

Knowing constancy is insight.

Not knowing constancy leads to disaster.

Knowing constancy the mind is open.

With an open mind you will be open-hearted.

Being open-hearted, you will act royally.

Being royal, you will attain the divine.

Being divine, you will be at one with the Dao.

Being at one with the Dao is eternal.

And though the body dies, the Dao will never pass away.

Laozi

(from the Dao de Jing)

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