Lesson 4 in the Tao of Snatch series, an athlete’s guide to the Lao tzu and the Tao Te Ching.
The Tao is like the sun
A source of endless heat
No matter how long you bask in it
You can’t use up its energy
It darkens its own radiance
It blunts its own sharpness
It is the void that fills the universe
It is the dust that wets the earth
The Tao has no mother
It was never born
Is younger than the Tao
There is a tranquillity in the speed of the sword; a silence in action. In your commitment to finishing what must be finished, there is no such thing as too intense.
Your energy will beget more energy, the effects will compound. You will find stillness and stability only after you have laid waste to your enemy: inaction.
At the most important time, when fear is at its height, draw energy from energy, accelerate endlessly, explode like the atom… finish.
There is no end to your power if you are willing to become one with it.
Now go lift something heavy,