Friday, February 19, 2010

Before sorrow

Before sorrow, anger,
longing, or fear have arisen,
you are in the center.
When these emotions appear
and you know how to see through them,
you are in harmony.
That center is the root of the universe;
that harmony is the Tao,
which reaches out to all things.
~ Stephen Mitchell, from 'The Second Book of the Tao'