Tao Te Ching Journey

17th Verse – Tao Te Ching

With the greatest leader above them,
people barely know they exists.
Next comes one who they love and praise.
Next comes one whom they fear.
Next comes one whom they despise and defy.

When a leader trusts no one,
no one trusts him.

The great leader speaks little.
He never speaks carelessly.
He works without self-interest
and leaves no trace.
When all is finished, the people say,
“We did it ourselves.”

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

Reflecting on this verse has taught me a lot, particularly when I manage people or work on a team. It reminds me of what a manager or a leader should be and how he or she should treat his or her employees/followers. Wayne Dyer went on to say this verse means changing how you see authority. How profound that I just happend to run across this verse as we are nearing the election season. Continute to pray for this country and guidance and wisdom to succeed in the best way.

~ Namastee


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