Water – Tao Te Ching Verse 78 Lao Tzu

This well-known verse of the Tao Te Ching captures the new energy that I feel pervading our reality on this day 12-12-12. It is anchored more deeply into my heart from my mind which has, of course, realized the Truth of it before today. I see this understanding as one of the central Natural Laws of the Universe and know that it will govern more and more of life here on Earth in the coming days. It is up to each of us to feel it centered in our hearts and minds so that our actions may exemplify this for others. Namaste!


Verse 78


Nothing in this world

      is as soft and yielding as water

Yet for attacking the hard and strong

      none can triumph so easily

It is weak, yet none can equal it

It is soft, yet none can damage it

It is yielding, yet none can wear it away

Everyone knows that the soft overcomes the hard

      and the yielding triumphs over the rigid

Why then so little faith?

Why can no one practice it?

So the Sages say,

      fulfill even the lowest position

      love even the weakest creature

Then you will be called

     “Lord of every offering”

     “King of all below Heaven”

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu

translation Jonathan Star