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Used, But Never Filled June 16, 2008

Filed under: healing,inspiration,Leadership,peace,Taoism — Karen Shafer @ 3:39 pm



The Tao is an empty vessel; it is used, but never filled.

Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things!

Blunt the sharpness,

Untangle the knot,

Soften the glare,

Merge with dust.

Oh, hidden deep but ever present!

I do not know from whence it comes.

It is the forefather of the emperors.


~~Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching


Dedicated to Tim Russert, who did great things.


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