Lao Tzu, sixth century B.C.E.
“It is good to know your strength
But always return to your flexibility
If you cradle your beloved in your arms
In nurturing gentleness,
Love will flow through you.
It is good to achieve things
But always return to anonymity.
Your beloved does not need your achievements
But needs your uncomplicated soul.
It is good to work for change,
But always return to what is.
If you accept all things whether painful or joyful
You will always know
That you belong to each other.”