Tao Te Ching – Chapter 78
The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu
Translated and Explained
Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water.
Yet, to attack the hard and strong,
Nothing surpasses it.
Nothing can take its place.
The weak overcomes the strong.
The soft overcomes the hard.
Everybody in the world knows this,
Still nobody makes use of it.
Therefore the sage says:
To bear the country’s disgrace
Is to rule the shrines of soil and grain.
To bear the country’s misfortunes
Is to be the king of the world.
True words seem false.
I appreciate your strength and the positive approach to struggle of life. You seem to be a great lady. Have faith, ma’am. Keep smiling 🙂
Thank you so much!
I have nominated you for the Encouraging Thunder Award. 😊
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After We divorced after 33 years almost the same circumstances. It was a very hard thing for me to handle and I become homeless. Long story short.. A guy I met told me to have a great day and this came out of my mouth.. I’m going to in spite of myself.
I’m sorry you had to experience that kind of pain. I do think though, that pain is the birthplace of growth. Now, I’m grateful because I wouldn’t have learned the lessons I did with out going through it. Seems you are doing well now? Live snd light…
Expectations Change. Yes it’s better. Thanx.
Blessings to you along your journey and may you indeed be surprised by joy! Thanks for popping in on my post in theseeds4life. I hope I’ve encouraged you. 🙂
I’ve been livin an abusive marriage it was my kids that keeps me going.
Wow. I am so happy I started a blog too…. I never thought about the possibility of meeting others and being encouraged so much. Honestly, I didn’t even know others would be able to see my stuff (unless they accidentally stumbled on it!) When you commented on my first post it was SO encouraging and since then, I have found others who have been through a lot of the same stuff. Thanks so much for posting the lessons you have learned and for the positive attitude you have. You are a gift! 🙂
Hello there! I am just sitting back in absolute awe after reading this. I’m honoured to be reading your blog. Your strength and perseverance amaze me.
Wow! Thank you so much! I’m so honored to have you reading it! It sounds to me like writing is an obsession to both of us. And to trE! Welcome, welcome!!!
Totally obsessed! Yes Tre, isn’t she just wonderful. 😀
Takes courage to keep riding the current.