Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sacred Nature

Do you want to improve the world?
I don't think it can be done.

The world is sacred.
It can't be improved.
If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.

– Tao Te Ching, Chapter 29 (Mitchell translation)

© 2008 & 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. this post was better than a long hot soak.....ommmmmmmmm


  2. Thanks, Kim! That's exactly the mood I try to invoke with that kind of thing. Nature is where I run to recharge, and it's nice to bring something back from my wanderings that helps others do the same.

  3. roy, how did i not see this? my gosh, if we could allow ourselves to go back in time and take insight into what was being said, felt...this is very beautiful.