29 – Rhythm

cc image by macrophile on Flickr

cc image by macrophile on Flickr

One who wishes to control the world
and act with force upon it will not succeed.
The world is a sacred vessel
and cannot be controlled.
For trying to control it, one destroys it.
For trying to hold it, one loses it.

There is a time for leading,
and a time to follow.
There is a time to breath in,
and a time to breath out.
A time to be strong,
and a time to be weak.
A time to overcome,
and a time to fail.

The sage abandons all excess,
avoids extravagance,
and rejects indulgence.

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