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What we think is lovely

shapes what we think

is not.

What we think is good

defines the bad.


Life defines death.

Long defines short.

High can't exist without low.


The Spirit-filled teacher

sees clearly,

is not trapped

in the pull of opposites.

She teaches

with her mouth shut,

nurtures others

with non-possessive warmth,

setting them free.


yet needs no affirmation.

Strives not


possesses all.


- Jim Teeters



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Fernwood Press

Sat 27th Apr 2019 16:05

Thank you! The entire collection is a response to the Tao Te Ching, so that is a wonderful thing to hear.

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