As personal commentary is sometimes useful, I might include my own thoughts and feelings about the passages I present. Here's
an example of a format I might use:
Passage of the Day
"In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech,
be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season."
- Lao Tzu
often find myself obsessing on things which don't really matter. This passage, taken from "Tao Te Ching," reminds me that
the basic principles of life can and should be simple.
Looked at but cannot be seen - it is beneath form;
Listened to but cannot be heard - it is beneath sound;
cannot be touched - it is beneath feeling;
These depthless things evade definition,
And blend into a single mystery.
its rising there is no light,
In its falling there is no darkness,
A continuous thread beyond description,
what can not occur;
Its form formless,
Its image nothing,
Its name silence;
Follow it, it has no back,
it, it has no face.
Attend the present to deal with the past;
Thus you grasp the continuity of the Way,
is its essence.
The enlightened possess understanding
So profound they can not be understood.
Because they cannot be understood
can only describe their appearance:
Cautious as one crossing thin ice,
Undecided as one surrounded by danger,
as one who is a guest,
Unbounded as melting ice,
Genuine as unshaped wood,
Broad as a valley,
Seamless as muddy
Who stills the water that the mud may settle,
Who seeks to stop that he may travel on,
Who desires less
than may transpire,
Decays, but will not renew.