The Only Path to Serenity

July 9, 2012 § 14 Comments

I love the simplicity, the rhythm, and the depth of this passage.

 

Fill your bowl to the brim

and it will spill.

Keep sharpening your knife

and it will blunt.

Chase after money and security

and your heart will never unclench.

Care about people’s approval

and you will be their prisoner.

 

Do your work, then step back.

The only path to serenity.

 

Tao te Ching, Chap. 9 (Stephen Mitchell translation)

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