10 – Can You?

cc Image by Raffee on Flickr

cc Image by Raffee on Flickr

Carrying your spirit
and your animal nature within,
can you keep them as one?

Can you nurture your life energy
to achieve the softness of a newborn?

Can you polish the mirror
of your deepest reflections
until you are without flaws?

Can you care lovingly
for your kingdom
while remaining unknown?

Can you stay receptive
to the life and death of all beings?

Can you remain innocent
in the light of pure awareness?

The sage nourishes and develops all things,
yet makes no claims;
Leads, yet does not control.

This is the profound mystery of Tao.


Read the essay on Chapter 10

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