10th Verse Tao Te Ching


Carrying body and soul
and embracing the one,can you avoid separation?

Can you let your body become
as supple as a newborn child’s?In the opening and shutting of heaven’s gate,
can you play the feminine part?

Can you love your people
and govern your domain
without self-importance?

Giving birth and nourishing;
having, yet not possessing;working, yet not taking credit;
leading without controlling or dominating.

One who heeds this power
brings the Tao to this very earth.
This is the primal virtue.

This verse talks about seeing yourself in everyone.  Specially if you feel you are judging them.  Feeling the oneness in all your encounters opens you up to see a different perspective than you would if you separate yourself from others.

This separation goes beyond just people but also your possessions.  Taking pleasure in your possessions without becoming attached to them.  At the end of the day you own no one and nothing.  Everything in life is flowing and changing.  These possessions don’t define you just as a person does not make you who you are.

Allow yourself to observe and be happy with your “things” and the people in your life.  Living in the present knowing that life is change and evolution.

Practice separating the duality and be one with all things and people.


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