Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #8 - Water
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Book of Tao
#1 Labels
#2 Polarity
#3 Politics
#4 Limitless
#5 Impartial
#6 Creation
#7 Eternal
#8 Water
#9 Extremes
#10 Nurture
#11 Space
#12 Intuition
#13 Fortune
#14 Intangible
#15 Profound
#16 Cycles
#17 Government
#18 Decadence
#19 Distinctions
#20 Different
#21 The Way
#22 Yielding
#23 Nature
#24 Excess
#25 Before
#26 Centered
#27 Compassion
#28 Receive
#29 Moderation
#30 Warning
#31 Weapons
#32 Flowing
#33 Within
#34 Embracing
#35 Vision
#36 Correlation
#37 Effortless

Book of Teh
#38 Power
#39 Unity
#40 Circles
#41 Wisdom
#42 Evolution
#43 Nonaction
#44 Endure
#45 Standards
#46 Materialism
#47 Inside
#48 Mastery
#49 Unconditional
#50 Actuaries
#51 Virtue
#52 Light
#53 Humility
#54 Cultivation
#55 Harmony
#56 primal identity
#57 less is MORE
#58 Governance
#59 Moderation
#60 Cooking
#61 Service
#62 Forgiven
#63 Success
#64 Consciousness
#65 Education
#66 Position
#67 - 3 Treasures
#68 Non-Aggression
#69 Strategy
#70 Practice
#71 Knowledge
#72 Confidence
#73 Courage
#74 Death Penalty
#75 Slippery Slope
#76 Life
#77 Balance
#78 Overcoming
#79 Solutions
#80 i-Deal Nation
#81 Unlimited Supply

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Tao #8 ~ h2o
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your true path
like water flows,
dissolves, dances,
falls, rises,
is one with everything


Water is essential to life
it carries and supplies
the essence within
and life all around

soft water breaks the hardest stone
yet without it we would just be bones

white water
black water
grey water
water does not judge its use
to serve, content to be, in truth

Be as water
as you are,
flowing to where you go
unafraid of high or low

Rise as steam and fall as rain
laugh with pleasure
accept the pain

shallow puddles are lifted by the wind
but mighty lakes and oceans
remain centered and still within
their hidden depths even
though the winds
whip up their surface

vessels moves upon the face
of the Ocean, Sea, or Lake
the mighty waters
hold them in totality
a wake that fades away
soon leaving no trace
water takes on all shapes
within submerged embrace

build your house on firm foundations
let the depth of your heart be as the ocean

be a friend who is caring and genuine
speak sincerely, rooted in compassion

Wise leaders are ethical and just
loving peace and competence
skill, ability, effectiveness

there is a time and season,
for the success of every action
a time to sow, a time to reap
a time to wake, a time to sleep

let your way be as the way of water
running deep and filled with peace
do not struggle or compete
go with the flow and be serene

Water is essential to life
Be essential in your life
know you are always flowing
to the source of your being




What can this teach us?



What can the cycle of water teach us?

What is white water, black water and grey water?

Why is it important to build on a firm foundation?

How important is water to life on earth?

Why do intelligent cultures protect their water supplies from pollution, contamination and destruction?

 

 

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