Dao De Jing Chapter 9

Better to stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

Chapter 9 of the Dao De Jing by Laozi. Translated by Gia-fu Feng & Jane English ----------------------------------------------------

How often in our lives do we get greedy? How often do we take things too far only to find if we had taken a step back at the right time we would have avoided having to take 100 steps back!? This is knowing when to 'retire'.


How many times have you pushed yourself so hard that your health broke down and had you slowed down at the right time, you would not have lost time recovering? In the morning after good sleep one is sharp in mind and body like a blade. Oversharpen yourself and soon you will find yourself blunt and dull.


We only have 2 hands. How much gold can you hold in your hands before your start stumbling about trying to hold onto it, not even being able to walk properly or look where you are walking? You may have a huge amount of gold but you have lost use of your hands and can barely even walk properly!


The Way of Heaven is the Way of Harmony. Qigong is based on Harmonic Daoist Principles to Harmonise the Human Being to Live a Healthy Life!


You can avoid the disaster that follows when you ignore the Way of Heaven! Your Body is linked to Nature and Linked to the Skies. Learn to Listen!



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