Carrying body and soul,
and embracing the one
can you avoid separation?
Can you let your body become
as supple as a newborn child's?
In the opening and shutting of heaven's gate,
can you play the feminine part?
Can you love your people
and govern your domain
Giving birth and nourishing;
having, yet not possessing;
working, yet not taking credit;
leading without controlling or dominating.
One who heeds this power
brings the Tao to the very earth.
This is the primal virtue.
"Let go of your identification with your stuff and with your accomplishments. Try instead to enjoy what you do and all that flows into your life simply for the pleasure of doing and observing the flow itself. You literally own nothing and no one: All that is composed will decompose; All that is yours will leave and become someone else's. So step back a bit and allow yourself to be an observer of this world of form. Becoming a detached witness will put you into a state of bliss, while loosening your tight grip on all off your possessions. It is in this releasing process that you'll gain the freedom to live out what the Tao is always teaching by example."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Commentary on the 10th Verse of the Tao
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life