Verse 45 Illusions and Reality
Completeness can seem incomplete,
yet the completeness that we achieve can be remarkable.
Fullness can seem empty,
yet the fullness that we achieve can be very useful.
Truth can appear as a lie.
Staightness can appear as twisted.
Skillfulness can appear to be clumsy.
Eloquence can sound like foolishness.
But the dialectic of yin and yang is not illusory.
Activity can overcome cold.
Tranquility can overcome heat.
And peacefulness is the natural seed of a violent world.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud