This translation is by Stephen Mitchell of Chapter 44 of the Tao Te Ching, that we can really saturate in. It’s timeless, even though being penned so long ago, around 2500 years back. To dive into it I recommend actually journaling each question and deciphering the truth to each for yourself. “Fame or integrity, which is more important?”, and defining why. Where in your life are you aligned to the truths you find here? Where can you refine more?
For example, sitting with and defining in what areas or relationships are you centered in self, and where are you looking to others for fulfillment? Where are you content and celebrating what you have? Where are you feeling there is something lacking? Can your ideas shift around these? What is tangible and what is not? What is grounded and what is not?
How can you live in a way that the whole world belongs to you, not from a place of ego and power, but from acceptance and oneness?
The beauty in it is that it is timeless even for us, and we can revisit this time and time again as we expand and evolve.
Sent with love,