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Allow all things to fall from you;
Let your mind rest in peace.
Be at one with all these living things
That having risen and flourished
Return to the quiet from whence they came;
Like the healthy growth of vegetation
Falling back upon the root.

The way of nature is unchanging.
Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy leads to misfortune.
Knowing constancy, the mind is open;
Being open minded, you will be open-hearted,
Being open hearted, you will act nobly.
Acting noble, you will attain the divine.
Being divine, you will be at one with the tao.
Being at one with the tao is forever;
Though the body is no more, the tao will remain.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27