The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.
When rich speculators prosper
While farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.
I cannot imagine any better description of the world we live in now. Inequality, supremacy, governments increasing defense budgets and slashing public services. Robbery and chaos all over the world.
It’s not keeping with the Tao.
What is different now ? We all can see it, it has all come out in the open. For us to be aware that things are out of balance. In ourselves – and on the outside.
So let’s get back to the centre. I cannot imagine any better advise.