Tao 8

Water teaches the wisdom of Tao:
It takes no pride in sustaining life.

Live near the flow.
Let the mysteries of life wash over you.
Be transparent.
Give part of yourself to everyone,
and remember every part is whole.
Allow natural order to lead the way
and do what must be done.

Do not fight the current,
and your head will remain above the water.


All 81 chapters of our version of the Tao Te Ching are available online for free here. If you are so inclined, an updated version of our translation is available as an e-book, here.

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