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Embrace the natural flow of life and accept the impermanence of all things.

Chapter 23

To speak little is natural.
High winds do not last all morning.
Heavy rain does not last all day.
Why is this? Heaven and earth!
If heaven and earth cannot make things eternal,
How is it possible for humans?
Therefore the one who follows the Tao is one with the Tao.
The one who is virtuous experiences virtue.
The one who loses the way feels lost.
When you are one with the Tao, the Tao welcomes you.
When you are one with virtue, virtue is always there.
When you are one with loss, loss is experienced willingly.
Being at one with loss, the sage does not seek to believe but simply to know.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

In the film "Forrest Gump," the protagonist Forrest experiences many ups and downs throughout his life. Despite the challenges and changes he faces, he maintains a simple and accepting attitude, embracing the natural flow of life. Similarly, Chapter 23 of the Tao Te Ching teaches us to embrace the impermanence of all things and to accept the ever-changing nature of our existence. By doing so, we can find harmony and balance in our lives, experiencing the Tao, virtue, and loss willingly and without resistance

Dudeism Abides

Accepting the impermanence of life and aligning ourselves with the natural flow of the Tao allows us to experience the harmony and balance of existence.

Nature's fleeting grace,
Embrace impermanence,
Flow with life's rhythm.

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