Settle with the Dust…

The Tao is like an empty bowl,

yet it may be used

without ever needing to be filled.

It is the deep and unfathomable source

of the ten thousand things.

Blunt the sharpness.

Untie the knot.

Soften the glare.

Settle with the dust…


Tao Te Ching: Chapter 4

translated by Tolbert McCarroll (1982)

via Chapter 4 : Gender-Inclusive Tao Te Ching : Seal Scripts, Calligraphy, Commentary.



3 responses to “Settle with the Dust…”

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