The following lines are from an ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Duh Ching”). According to legend, it was written by treasured philosopher Lao Tzu in the 6th century BC. To some religions in China, this is their equivalent of the bible. It is a very short, simple read. But that absolutely does not take away from its beauty and power. Each line is elegantly written. Its words for the most part take little decoding and hide behind them some very powerful messages.
This poem is speaks about identifying behaviours that do more harm to you than they do good. See if you can pick out any of these in yourself, and try doing the opposite…
On tiptoes: no way to stand.
Clambering: no way to walk.
Self-display: no way to shine.
Self-assurance: no way to succeed.
Self-praise: no way to flourish.
Complacency: no way to endure.
According to TAO,
Therefore, the follower of TAO