Creating, yet not possessing; Working, yet not taking credit.

Throwing Toddlers

Long and short contrast each other; High and low rest upon each other;

Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking.
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease,
Creating, yet not possessing,
Working, yet not taking credit
.

excerpt from chapter two of the Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tsu
as translated by Gia-Feng and Jane English
image – Ben+Sam

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