"The sage's way, Tao is the way of water. There must be water for life to be, and it can flow wherever. And water, being true to being water is true to Tao.
Those on the Way of Tao, like water need to accept where they find themselves; and that may often be where water goes to the lowest places, and that is right. Like a lake, the heart must be calm and quiet having great depth beneath it.
...The sage needs to know like water how to flow around the blocks and how to find the way through without violence. Like water, the sage should wait for the moment to ripen and be right: water, you know, never fights , it flows around without harm. "