23 – Following the Tao

cc image by +kev on Flickr

cc image by +kev on Flickr

It is natural to speak less.

Fierce winds do not outlast the morning.
Violent rains do not outlast the day.
What causes this?
Heaven and Earth.

Heaven and Earth cannot even make these things last.
Then, how much less so for man?

Therefore, one who devotes every day to Tao
Becomes one with Tao.
One who devotes every day to virtue
Becomes one with virtue.
One who devotes every day to loss
Loses.

When you align with Tao,
Tao happily welcomes you.
When you align with Virtue,
Virtue happily welcomes you.
When you align with loss,
Losing happily welcomes you.

If you have no faith, you receive little trust.

Read the essay on Chapter 23

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