10th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Carrying body and soul and embracing the one,
can you avoid separation?

Can you let you 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 without self-importance?

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 this very earth.
This is the primal virtue.

~ Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Lao Tzu is saying almost the exact same thing as the Bible tells us “Be in this world but not of this world.” How mysterious is that? And if we look deeper into this verse, how can we be both of the physical body and the spiritual soul at the same time? Just like being in the world but not of it. Funny how that happens.

Here you are part of the Tao, part of God. And therefore we must remind ourselves to be like Him. “Do not judge one another, for you will be judged” Matthew 7:1. Wayne Dyer states in his book that we should look at those we encounter and see ourselves in them. They are from the same Tao or God as we are, brothers and sisters.

~ Namaste

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