Tao Te – 13

readily accepted personal disgrace
recognize misfortune as a condition of life

what means – readily accept personal disgrace –
accept your unimportance
loss and gain are false measures
this is a willing acceptance of life as it flows

what means –accept a condition of misfortune –
you have a body and misfortune happens
don’t give up your body to avoid suffering

live humbly with your reality
now/then you can be trusted to care for all
receive the world as yourself
then/now you can care for and with all

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