This is my 300th post. I thought that it is perhaps high time to allude, at least now, to something greater than myself and bigger than my mind.
This beautiful piece is verse 80 of Lao Tze's Tao De Jing:
Let your community be small, with only a few people;
Keep tools in abundance, but do not depend upon them;
Appreciate your life and be content with your home;
Sail boats and ride horses, but don't go too far;
Keep weapons and armour, but do not employ them;
Let everyone read and write,
Eat well and make beautiful things.
Live peacefully and delight in your own society;
Dwell within cock-crow of your neighbours,
But maintain your independence from them.
Here's the link to the complete Tao De Jing: http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html