Don’t Try to Control
Lead by example, Demonstrate leadership By following the Tao.
Don’t try to control.
Let matters govern themselves.
The more rules there are,
The more rules will be broken. The more guards there are,
The more insecure people will be. The cleverer the rules try to be, The stranger things become.
Therefore, the wise leader says: If I leave people alone,
They will transform themselves. If I allow quietude,
The people will find regular routines. If I don’t interfere,
The people will become prosperous. If I have no desires,
The people will return to simplicity.
Tai Chi Opening Movement
Raise hands, Earth rises.
Pull, push the whole universe.
Lower hands, sink in earth.