September 8th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (130)

#130





                                                               130

                                                    To the ambitious,
                                                joy and disillusionment
                                            follow in painful succession.
                                                    The Taoist sage
                                             cannot be disillusioned,
                                                    for she carries
                                          no ambition and no illusion.
                                                    Without hope
                                                         she lives
                                              like one filled with hope. 
                                        Her joy flows from  emptiness.

                                                                        -- Jos Stabbert