June 5th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (35)

                                         35

                           Like fuel-starved fire
                     fading into ashes in the cold,
                         beliefs fed by emotions
                             will surely fail you
                      when you need them most.
                             The Taoist sage
                        ignores emotions and
                                disregards
                                convictions
                                   driven
                               by the ego,
                           The Taoist sage
                 does not cling even to silence,
                        for clinging to silence
               is turning your back on emptiness.

                                      --Jos Stabbert