Tae Te Ching: 2nd verse

I discovered this beautiful and poignant verse while flipping through Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. It really does embrace the whole idea of getting uncomfortable.

After you’ve done all the hard work, the pain fades aways and all that remains is the knowledge of a job well done. I’ve come to realize the more I suffer for a cause — the more I live, the bigger my heart grows and the more beautiful the world looks. I hope you find as much beauty in this verse as I did. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Tao Te Ching

2nd Verse 

Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty, only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Being and nonbeing produce each other. The difficult is born in the easy. Long is defined by short, the high by the low. Before and after go along with each other.

So the sage lives openly  with apparent duality and paradoxical unity. The sage can act without effort and teach without words. Nurturing things without possessing them, he works, but not for rewards; he competes, but not for results.

When the work is done, it is forgotten. That is why it lasts forever.

Posted on December 30, 2012 in ramblings

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