If you would seek your true self:
Begin with simplicity,
Overcome your desire for false adornments,
And embrace the nature of the uncarved block.
~ Lao Tzu
The uncarved block is a metaphor representing potential and what is possible. It is also a caution against self-imposed limits.
May we be like the uncarved block at all times, being the material ready to be shaped and used as needed.
Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 317-321). . Kindle Edition.