73 – The Daring Risk

Blue Boats

Risky courage leads to death.
Cautious courage leads to self-preservation.

Bravery is sometimes advantageous
and sometimes harmful.

Who knows why things are not favored by Heaven?
Even the sage does not know this.

The way of Tao does not compete
but always overcomes.

It does not use words
but always gets the message across.

It does not ask
but it always gets what it needs.

Carried off without a plan,
it remains perfectly designed.

The vast net of Heaven has many holes,
yet nothing slips through.



  1. Amy, I always seem to get some form of deeper inner peace when reading your messages. It helps me understand the bigger meaning of life somewhat easier. Thank you once again for sharing.
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  2. That is great, Suzanne. You can thank Lao Tzu. It is really his words that I am trying to capture through these chapters. 🙂

  3. Amy I love the image and your prose, wonderful to meditate on. Lao Tzu is very thought provoking.
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  4. This is so beautiful. I can’t believe you are so close to being done with this part of the project. Your posts have truly touched my soul deeply.
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  5. Whew. I needed this one. It’s so healing in a powerful, gentle way. Thanks, Amy.
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    • Thanks, Lisa. Yeah, I think there are many fabulous ways to be DARING in life without risking your life. A bit of positive rebellion! lol…

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