Clarity is learned by being patient in the heart of chaos
Today’s smack of light comes from Chapter 15 of the Tao Te Ching (Brian Browne Walker’s translation).
A sage is subtle,
intuitive, penetrating, profound.
His depths are mysterious
The best one
can do is describe his appearance:
The sage is alert as a person crossing a
winter stream; as circumspect as a
person with neighbors on all four
sides; as respectful as a thoughtful
guest; as yielding as melting ice;
as simple as uncarved wood;
as open as a valley;
as chaotic as a
as a muddy torrent”?
Because clarity is learned by
being patient in the heart of chaos.
Tolerating disarray, remaining at rest,
gradually one learns to allow muddy
water to settle and proper
responses to reveal
Those who aspire
to Tao don’t long for fulfillment.
They selflessly allow Tao to use and
deplete them; They calmly
allow Tao to renew and
(Thank you V.)