RSS Feed

nothing to hold on to

Posted on

letting go

The Master gives herself up
to whatever the moment brings.

She knows that she is going to die,
and she has nothing left to hold on to:
no illusion in her mind,
no resistances in her body.

She doesn’t think about her actions;
they flow from the core of her being.

She holds nothing back from life;
therefore she is ready for death,
as someone is ready for sleep
after a good day’s work.

source: with minor changes from: Mitchell, S. (1988) (trans.). Tao te ching. San Francisco: Harper, no.50. This text captures the essence of Taoism. Authorship is unclear; the date is anywhere from the 6th to the 3rd century BC. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: