One’s True Nature


If you hope to expand,
you should first contract.
If you hope to become strong,
you should first weaken yourself.
If your ambition is to be exalted,
humiliation will follow.
If you hold fast to something,
it will surely be taken away from you.
This is the operation of the subtle law of the universe.

The law of the universe is subtle,
but it can be known.
The soft and meek can overcome the hard and strong.
The strength of a country must not be displayed.
Just as fish cannot leave the deep,
one must never stray from one’s true nature.

source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie”s Garden, Bromeliad September 2015


18 thoughts on “One’s True Nature

  1. The soft and meek can overcome the hard and strong.
    I hope so
    that the world can be as it should be
    But i know its not going to happen Too much wrong on this planet these days Eddie
    beautiful and strong
    Love this one a lot

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