“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

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