Tao Te Ching Verse 12
Robert A. Williams’ Translation
The person whom constantly responds to the physical world lives in a state of flux…swinging to and fro…they are unsteady ships on bumpy sea waters, not solid, undependable. The Sage understands balance and remain grounded in eternal Tao…she lives in the physical world but above in spirit. She lives firm, remaining dependent in harvest and drought, not concerned with supplies…she plants seeds of eternity…As she knows, the Tao provides in life and death.
The physical world offers much in such a short time. Not surprisingly for some the tantalizing lures of riches and domination becomes too much. We leap. Unbeknownst however one’s consciousness will now become trapped in the thoughtless thinking of “What if?”
I have nothing else to say…
The Invisible Dragon