Yield & Overcome by LAO-TZU

LAO-TZUYield and overcome;

Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused.

Therefore wise men embrace the one
And set example to all.
Not putting on display,
They shine forth.
Not justifying themselves,
They are distinguished.
Not boasting,
They receive recognition.
Not bragging,
They never falter.
They do not quarrel,
So no one quarrels with them.
Therefore the ancients say.
"Yield and overcome."
Is that an empty saying?
Be really whole,
and all things will come to you.


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Words to Live By - March 6, 2010

The highest form of goodness is like water.
Water knows how to benefit all things
without striving with them.
It stays in places loathed by all men.
Therefore, it comes near the Tao.
In choosing your dwelling, know how to dive
in the hidden deeps.
In dealing with others, know how to be gentle and kind.
In speaking, know how to keep your words.
In governing, know how to keep order.
In transacting business, know how to be efficient.
In Making a move, know how to choose the right moment.

- Tao #8