Be The Water That You Are

 The best way to live
                    is to be like water
 For water benefits all things
                    and goes against none of them
 It provides for all people
                    and even cleanses those places
                    a man is loath to go
 In this way it is just like Tao.

 Live in accordance with the nature of things:
 Build your house on solid ground
 Keep your mind still
 When giving, be kind
 When speaking, be truthful
 When ruling, be just
 When working, be one-pointed
 When acting, remember--timing is everything.

 One who lives in accordance with nature
             does not go against the way of things
 He moves in harmony with the present moment
              always knowing the truth of just what to do

  Lao Tzu, translation by Jonathan Star

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