60 – Returning to Oneness

Colourful autumnal leaves illuminated by the sun

Governing a country is like frying a small fish.
Don’t overdo it.

When governing with Tao,
deceptive thoughts lose power.
It is not that the thoughts are less potent,
they just can no longer lead people astray.

The people will harmonize
with sagely wisdom,
and all will be protected.

Original power will be integrated
and returned to oneness.


Read the essay on Chapter 60


  1. One can hope for this outcome in the current US political situation. It’s so scary how far politics in America has denigrated. It’s downright ugly.

    I love the line “The people will harmonize with sagely wisdom and all will be protected.”

    I believe we see signs of this starting. Thank you for these positive thoughts today Amy.
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    • It seems that these struggles aren’t new! Since this book was written over 2500 years ago, it seems that the internal struggle to choose peace has been going on for some time. We can only just choose peace in our own lives and trust that this will carry out into the world. Have a great week, Julia!

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