January 22, 2011

Be Malleable

Our aim should be to be smooth like a fine piece of silk, to be balanced like the yin and yang of the universe, to be as gentle as a summer breeze, and when necessary, to be as firm and strong as a mountain. If we are one with the Tao, we can be all of these things at the appropriate time. Just like the shape of the Tao changes, we too must change accordingly. The writings of the ancients tell us that the Way is shaped by use, and thus retains no shape. Those who refuse to bend and be malleable will soon break.

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