Y - Yell less. Yield to your thoughts.

Posted by Claudia Moser on 8:16 AM in , ,
Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused.
Therefore the wise embrace the one
And set an example to all.
Not putting on a display,
They shine forth.
Not justifying themselves,
They are distinguished.
Not boasting,
They receive recognition.
Not bragging,
They never falter.
They do not quarrel,
So no one quarrels with them.
Therefore the ancients say,”Yield and overcome.”
Is that an empty saying?
Be really whole,
And all things will come to you.
By Lao Tsu



Anonymous says:

Very nice :)
Have a great Saturday


@Eva - lovely weekend for you too!

I have never read that and I see everything I need to know in those lines. Yield and overcome. Yes.
Thank you for sharing this today. ♥

@Jo - I found this poem very poweful and had to share it!

Wow, Claudia...if I can only remember to put this into practice. Would reallybe a way to be a better and happier me.

Inspiration to start a new day -- or more.

@Sush – my opinion is you are just fine as you are ;)))
@Mary - indeed!

I agree with you Claudia - that poem certainly is very powerful. I've never seen it before, so it was good to see it here today. Can't believe there is only one day left on the A - Z Challenge!

@Diane - yes, the challenge is almost over, amazing indeed

Anonymous says:

Wow! Such softly spoken words with such a powerful meaning. Great poem for all of us. Thank you for sharing it.

@Karen - thought so too!
@Kat - you are welcome, glad youejoyed it!

Such a great poem to lend for thoughtful musings on a saturday. Thanks for sharing this Claudia

@Amy - I hoped that my readers will enjoy it and happy you did!

A great poem with meaning for everyone who reads it.

@Paula - glad you found it interesting!

Nice thoughts!

Catch My Words

Lovely, would really help the ole blood pressure to yell less and yield!!


@Joyce - :)
@Kathy - sweet!

I liked this very much.

Anonymous says:

Hi Claudia! Thanks for sharing this poem.

Very nice. We have a Wayne Dwyer calendar that has a lot of Lao Tsu's writing.

@Laura - I am happy for that!
@Susanne - welcome!
@Rick - very nice!

Love the idea of poetry for this A-Z Challenge - and thi one is very meaningful, thanks for sharing it x

@Rambling Pages - thank you for your kind words!

What a great poem!!

Cheers, Jenn

@Jenn - very kind of you

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