A man is born gentle and weak, at his death he is hard and stiff

So stay gentle and soft. You can achieve this by letting go and allowing life to be!

gentle and soft

If you want vitality and vigor, avoid being hard and stiff.

When a baby is born, she is totally soft and gentle. She is at the stage of her life cycle where vitality is most evident. She doubles her birth weight by four months and triples it by her first birthday.

Similarly, if an adult can stay gentle and calm, he tends to enjoy better health and longer life.

What if he is hard and stiff, negativity from stress and fear to depression sets in, and he becomes weak and frail.

So go the plants! Trees that are growing robustly are tender and filled with sap. When you see them withered and dry, they are about to die!

So stay gentle and soft.  You can achieve this by letting go and allowing life to be!

Stop trying to control and manipulate, and allow your life to flow with vitality.

A man is born gentle and weak.
At his death he is hard and stiff.
Green plants are tender and filled with sap.
At their death they are withered and dry.

       Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching, chapter 76

 

Thanks to Julie Jablonski for the picture.

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