Verse 10 Limitations
When embracing the unity
of mind, body, emotions and spiritual being,
can we transcend our fragmentations
without leaving a trace?
When Qi Gong sculpts sinew suppleness,
can our flesh become soft as a new born babe?
Can we cleanse the inner vision,
leaving mind and spiritual purity?
Can our affairs of the heart,
and our affairs of state
be so unconditional
that we grant unqualified permissibility?
Can the gate to Yin be opened
without inviting Yang?
Can our reasonging mind be purged of coersion,
allowing our heart its unfettered joy?
Can we act like every other species,
seeking no reward,
taking no pride,
guiding without enslaving?
Such is our vision of the Great Integrity
on whose path we have at last planted both feet,
ready to move, step by step,
until we arrive at the unfettered gate.
"The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation"
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud