Heaven and Earth do not pursue
a purpose or a path;
silently and steadfastly accepting
their positions in the universe.
Obeying day and night; season after season without anguish.
The wise do not cling to anything.
The more you focus on goals; pursuits; and expectations,
the more you will become besiege with fear, self-doubt and insecurity.
Poisoning your body and soul and the more complex every situation becomes.
If you let go; detach; and focus on your psyche.
You can step back for an instant
and avoid spending energy in futility
Instead you will accomplish and gain more
by using the tide to take you where you belong.
So that by giving up you gain and become first
and by holding on you squander and become last.
~ Tao Te Ching: Chapter 7