“We are learning to distinguish
between true and false power.
We see the clamoring of the young
for wealth and position
and we sadly smile and shake our heads.
We are less attached to our possessions
and no longer dominated by great ambition.
We are not enslaved by our desires
and therefore not as vulnerable to the schemes of others.
Our thoughts are becoming clearer,
and our needs are becoming more simple.
Enough to eat,
a comfortable bed,
and the glow of friendship
suffice to delight us.”
from: The Sage’s Tao Te Ching, by William Martin
Photo credit: Tree Langdon, 2018, Myanmar