Original Oneness

Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?

Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child’s?

Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?

Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will?

Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course?

Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,

having without possessing,

acting with no expectations,

leading and not trying to control:

this is the supreme virtue.

#10 from the Tao te Ching. Translation by Stephen Mitchell

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~ by fourstar on September 6, 2005.

3 Responses to “Original Oneness”

  1. Which “Steven Mitchell” is this?


    Adam Monsen
    http://adammonsen.com/blog/

  2. Heh, not the Stephen Mitchell formerly of Gig Harbor. 🙂

  3. Can you walk and chew gum at the same time?

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