August 31st, 2016

The Tao is Tao (122)



                                      Those desperate for peace
                                drive all thoughts from their minds,
                              locking themselves behind iron gates,
                                  from where there is no escape.
                                      The Taoist sage has peace
                              and remains unattached to thoughts
                                        which may come and go
                                              as they please.
                                      His gates being wide open,
                                        the Taoist sage wanders
                                              in total freedom
                                     wherever the Tao leads him.

                                                                      -- Jos Stabbert