September 16th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (138)

#138





                                                                    138

                                         Victories attained through right thoughts
                                                      keep holy men fretful
                                                afraid that a moment's lapse
                                                    might throw them back
                                    in the throes of arrogance and wretchedness.
                                              The Taoist sage sleeps tightly,
                                                for she dwells in emptiness
                                        where there is nothing to win or to lose.

                                                                                  -- Jos Stabbert