I walk from US Route 17E to Damascus, Virginia on the Appalachian Trail.
I read Chapter 10 of the Tao te Ching translated by Steven Mitchell. 168 more words
A great nation flows downward
into intercourse with the world.
The female of the world
always prevails over the male by stillness.
Because stillness is considered lower, 283 more words
Governing a large nation
is like cooking little fish.
When the world is ruled by the Way,
the ghosts are powerless.
It is not that the ghosts are powerless; 175 more words
To govern the human and serve the divine,
nothing compares to frugality.
Only frugality brings early recovery;
early recovery means buildup of power.
Build up virtue, 212 more words
When the government is unobtrusive,
the people are pure.
When the government is invasive,
the people are wanting.
Calamity is what fortune depends upon;
fortune is what calamity subdues. 238 more words