On tiptoes is no way to stand tall.
Walking over others is no way to get ahead.
Showing off is no way to shine.
Self-righteousness is no way to respectability.
Boasting is no way to achievement.
Complacency is no way to endure.
Minimalism is the way of Tao .
Too much indulgence,
Too much interference,
Lead to the opposite of the intent.
Since excess is excrement,
The followers of Tao
Move on and let things be.*
The third last line in this translation got my attention. What surprising wisdom!
Check in with yourself …
Are you physically, mentally or emotionally overloaded and constipated?
Here’s to acknowledging the ability to excrete excess and move on 🙂
*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 374-383). . Kindle Edition.