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Have you ever noticed how things work themselves out when you resist the temptation to interfere?

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مرحبا بكم في مطعم وسنك وفروج حسان بكري وشكرا على تشغيل نتشرف

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Yield and remain whole
Bend and remain straight
Be low and become filled
Be worn out and become renewed
Have little and receive
Have much and be confused
Therefore the sages hold to the one as an example for the world
Without flaunting themselves – and so are seen clearly
Without presuming themselves – and so are distinguished
Without praising themselves – and so have merit
Without boasting about themselves – and so are lasting

Because they do not contend, the world cannot contend with them
What the ancients called "the one who yields and remains whole"
Were they speaking empty words?
Sincerity becoming whole, and returning to oneself

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Just put up the beta book of my new translation of Lao Tzu, "The Agile Tao". There's a free sample of the whole first half of it - all feedback very welcome. Here's chapter 1:

Life is not the breath in your lungs,
Nor mind the thoughts in your head.
Mind is the course of all thoughts,
And life its source.

Thoughts represent forms;
Forms express thoughts;
Each generating the other
In waves on the surface of mind.

Beneath the surface,
Formless and silent,
Boundless and liquid,
Dreams a dream with no dreamer.
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