Doc (echsdoc) wrote,

Interesting words

"The essence of the doctrine of the Tao seems to be that it is through withdrawing ourselves rather than asserting ourselves, through retreating rather than advancing, through yielding rather than pursuing, through inaction rather than through action, through becoming quiet, that we attain wisdom. Laotze teaches that we should not only cease competing with others, but flow with them and into them, and through them, and lose our identity in their presence, deliberately becoming undistinguished, unimportant, insignificant."
John Cowper Powys
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