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November 15, 2015


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The Way bears all things
Harmony nurtures them
Nature shapes them
Use completes them

Each follows the Way and honors harmony
Not by artificial law, but by being
The Way bears, nurtures, shapes, completes
Shelters, comforts, and makes a home for them

Bearing without possessing
Nurturing without taming
Shaping without forcing
This is harmony

How can one expect to have harmony
If one is trying to force outcomes
Or take possession of impermanent things
To go with the flow of the Dao
Is to raft in peaceful waters
To try to control the Dao is to face furious rapids and peril
We can change what we can change
We need the wisdom to know
What can be changed and what cannot
What cannot be changed must be adjusted to