FridayInspiration: Lao-Tzu & the Puget Sound

Happy Friday.  Today’s inspiration is from Lao-Tzu and the view of Puget Sound from Coupeville, a darling place on Whidbey Island, WA

Coupeville, Whidbey Island

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.

Others call it lofty but impractical.

But to those who have looked inside themselves,

this nonsense makes perfect sense.

And to those who put it into practice,

This loftiness has roots that go deep.

I have just three things to teach:

Simplicity, patience, compassion.

These three are your greatest treasures.

Simple in actions and in thoughts,

you return to the source of your being.

Patient with both friends and enemies,

You accord with the way things are.

Compassionate toward yourself,

You reconcile all beings in the world.

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