On Letting Go

13 Apr

“He who stands on tiptoe
doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light.
He who defines himself
can’t know who he really is.
He who clings to his work
will create nothing that endures.

If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.”

-Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
translated by Stephen Mitchell

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