Tao Te Ching Day 83: Service Work

The Tao of people is not so

Reducing the deficient

In order to offer to the excessive

Who can offer their excess to the world?

Only those who have the Tao

Therefore, sages act without conceit

Achieve without claiming credit

TTC 77 (Lin)

We are filled constantly with the Tao; in this sense, I mean our own experiences, be they seen as good or bad; they are our infinite source while here on earth.

I give freely of my excess by being aware of life and sharing that conscious awareness of each of my experiences with those it could be of use to.

I do not have to try and reach outside myself to be of service and give in excess to those with little I only have to look within and realize my treasure is infinite and ever-growing.

So give freely; the more you give, the more you receive, and life moves like this for all of us.

Happy Day.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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