Lesson 5 of the Tao of Snatch series — an Athlete’s guide to the Tao Te Ching, also known as the Lao Tzu.
You are worthless
The Universe cares nothing about you
We are all but shadows of the damned
The Samurai takes no sides
There are no saints, only sinners
Welcome all who come before you
The Tao is like the wind, blowing
Across the surface of the sea
An endless breath, breathing
Use it to become a Tsunami
A compassionate wave, come
To tear the earth apart
The more you speak
The less you can breathe
Hold on to the center: breathe
You are less than nothing in the mind of the Universe. There is no grand plan that takes your needs into account. You will live — and quickly you will die — fading fast into the blackness.
This is real.
Take action so that your small worthless existence brings light to the lives of others.
Fools spend their time putting down others, fighting about nothing, over-emphasizing their own worth, focusing on what they think makes them unique and superior, all the while denigrating those who truly are.
Fools are nothing but talk talk talk…
A true Samurai is not afraid of talking. But take heed: never confuse talk with action.
There is only one reason to fight, because it is worth killing and dying over. Everything else is the noise of children — whose cries will drown under the weight of the coming Tsunami.
Now go lift something heavy,