Tao Te Ching (11) emptiness

I lift my hands into the air

(a kind of prayer)

not because I might better grab

something I want,

but because my hands are already full

so full

so full that I must give what I have

away

so that I will be able again to feel the wind.

 

My hands fill easily with what I want.

But they must be empty to receive

what I need.

 

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