In this world there is nothing softer or thinner than water.

But to compel the hard and unyielding it has no equal.


Waterfall in Yosemite - bruce witzel photo (2)



That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle :

This everyone knows, yet no one acts accordingly.


Lao Tzu


14 thoughts on “SHALL WE OVERCOME?

  1. a sweet reminder of the long run, Bruce!
    perhaps it won’t be hard
    for enough right actions of justice
    for people, animals, plants & the earth
    to materialize.
    there are enough people
    with compassion & insight
    to guide the way 🙂

    • Debra, I’m glad you were moved by the words of Lao Tzu when you needed that. I also give you my sincere condolence to the recent passing of your father. Still, I fondly remember my own father often and he is always in my heart. I hope and pray this may be your experience with your father as well.

  2. Bruce, of late, I’ve been reflecting on those same verses from Lao Tzu.

    The soft overcomes the hard through persistence over time, for as long as it takes. What we fail to consider, I believe, is the combination of innumerable water molecules to form a unified yet flexible force. Be like water, Bruce Lee once said.

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