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The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life by William Martin
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“Certain attitudes age us more than others. Sadness and grief are natural and heal quite readily. But always wishing things had worked out differently withers our spirit and makes us older than we are.”
William Martin, The Sage's Tao Te Ching
“WE ARE A RIVER Our life has not been an ascent
up one side of a mountain and down the other.
We did not reach a peak,
only to decline and die.
We have been as drops of water,
born in the ocean and sprinkled on the earth
in a gentle rain.
We became a spring,
and then a stream,
and finally a river flowing deeper and stronger,
nourishing all it touches
as it nears its home once again. Don’t accept the modern myths of aging.
You are not declining.
You are not fading away into uselessness.
You are a sage,
a river at its deepest
and most nourishing.
Sit by a riverbank sometime
and watch attentively as the river
tells you of your life.”
William Martin, The Sage's Tao Te Ching