Forces of Nature

Introduction

RenewalTao Te Ching – Chapter Twenty Three
Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.
If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.
Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.

States of the Unions
MLB Presidential First PitchMajor League Baseball Opening Day and the President’s First Pitch
William Howard Taft was the first president to throw out a first pitch. He did so on April 14, 1910, when the Washington Senators faced off against the Philadelphia Athletics. The portly President clearly enjoyed the adulation he received for the first pitch. He returned to the ballpark in 1911, and a tradition was born.
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