Twenty-Two

Disappear and be present.

Dissolve and be whole.

Own nothing and have it all.


Relaxing with what is,

the floating tao sets an example

for all beings.

By not showing off,

it shows up.

Needing no justification,

it is justified.

Without something to prove,

it can be trusted.

Everything it does

and doesn't do

succeeds

because it wants nothing

from the world.


Disappear and be present.

Dissolve and be whole.

Own nothing and have it all.