Chapter 43: One-Sided Use

The softest thing in all of the world gallops hard
until it is the most firm thing in the world.
(Water erodes earth. Still, air parts water. Softer, and softer…)

Nothing exists to enter where there is no space.
(Or, if we say it upside down and backwards:
Non-existence blooms where there is no room for it.)

I am blessed to understand the wholesomeness of wu wei (doing without doing),
but it goes without saying,
those in all the land under heaven
who benefit are rare to reach it (or notice it happening).

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