Friday Poem

The Tao Te Ching
—17 Not What Makes Tao Tick

The Tao flows everywhere
so everything is of it


Every thing receives Tao’s work
but it claims nothing for itself

It feeds all worlds
but never enslaves them

The Tao and each thing
are merged

The heart of all things
are filled with Tao’s humility

Each thing comes and goes
from it and to it but

Tao endures
Call it great

But being great is not what makes
Tao tick which

…………….. makes it
…………….. great

by Lao Tzu
from An Understanding of the Tao Te Ching
by R. Bob