What is of all things most yeilding

  Can overcome that which is most hard.

  Being sustanceless, it can enter in

  even where there is no crevice.

  That is how I know the value

  of action which is actionless.

  But that there can be teaching without words,

  Value in action which is actionless

  Few indeed can understand.

                                                                         --
Lao Tzu
                                                                    5th Century B.C.

 

 

[Photograph:  John Chang McCurdy]