yield to overcome by Lao-Tzu

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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