The Way to Life - A Tao Te Ching


true goodness is like water
it gives freely
without distinction
and without competition

people hate the lowest place
but water always seeks it
as does Tao

accept the nature of the world
and attune yourself to it through compassion
be generous to everyone
speak sincerely
manage others with scrupulous fairness
so that you are competent in your work
and in every other aspect of your daily life
find the right moment
work in rhythm with opportunity

most importantly:
if you do not contend
then you will never be at fault

july 2006