Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lao Tzu: "47" ["There is no need to run outside"]

There is no need to run outside
For better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window. Rather abide
At the center of your being;
For the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart and see
If he is wise who takes each turn:
The way to do is to be.

"47" ["There is no need to run outside"] by Lao Tzu, from The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu, An American Version, translated from the Chinese by Witter Bynner. © Perigree, 2006.  

Photography credit: Detail from "White Dahlia," one in a series by Carolyn Parker (originally color). 

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