“Allow things to flow naturally,
And evil will have no power.
That is not to say that evil loses its power…
Better, perhaps, to say that evil itself is lost.
Without a “good” to point away from,
Evil’s compass spins aimlessly.
And so, the sage leaves things to be what they are,
Leaving evil unharmed,
And in turn being unharmed by evil.
The spinning compass
Becomes a cycle of natural virtue”.*
~ Lao Tzu
Could it be so that our resistance to what we perceive as “evil” is what is feeding the distressing spinning compass we find ourselves living?
What would it take to leave evil unharmed and let it lose its power…
May the spinning compass becomes a cycle of natural virtue instead.
*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David. Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 812-821). . Kindle Edition.