Tao of Management: Verse 21

 

Verse 21:

It lies in the nature of Grand Virtue
To follow the Tao and the Tao alone.
Now what is the Tao?
It is Something elusive and evasive.
Evasive and elusive!
And yet It contains within Itself a Form.
Elusive and evasive!
And yet It contains within Itself a Substance.
Shadowy and dim!
And yet it contains within Itself a Core of Vitality.
The Core of Vitality is very real,
It contains within Itself an unfailing Sincerity.
Throughout the ages Its Name has been preserved
In order to recall the Beginning of all things.
How do I know the ways of all things at the Beginning?
By what is within me.

My Version

It is in your nature to follow the Tao.
So, what is it? Well, it’s hard to describe.

It’s a way to doing things by not doing things,
It’s a form without forms,
It’s a procedure without procedure,
It’s a initiative without effort,
It’s the sincerest form of doing.

How do I know if I’m doing it right, then?
Look inside yourself sincerely.

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