The Way of Life

laotzu-roerichPeople through finding something beautifulThink something else unbeautiful,Through finding one man fitJudge another unfit.Life and death, though stemming from each other,seem to conflict as stages of change,Difficult and easy as phases of achievement,Long and short as measures of contrast,High and low as degrees of relation;But, since the varying tones gives music to a voiceAnd what is is the was of what shall be,The sanest manSets up no deed,Lays down no law,Takes everything that happens as it comesAs something to animate, not to appropriate,To earn, not to own,To accept naturally without self-importance:If you never assume importanceYou never lose it.~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (The Way of Life)Image: Nicholas Roerich


Forgiveness Meditation