A wise person, a wise country—remains low like the Ocean and all streams flow to it.
Good and bad fortune lean on each other. Who knows the ultimate end?--
and so the master leads by example, does not impose his will.
He illuminates, he does not dazzle.
All water flows back to become the Ocean.
When she became Ruler of The Empire, a mighty empire, she thought of the words he had written--
Be parent, not possessor, concerned with benefit, not obedience.
She reigned for many years and the nation thrived.
Her people came into their own.
With compassion for each other, they were free to find and follow their own paths—
as their Empress followed The Way.
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Empress Mike Heywood