Stop thinking and your problems cease.
What is the difference between good and bad?
Who decides what is right and wrong?
Is it necessary to fear what others fear?
Everyone is running about, trying to get it all done today.
The alchemist is unmoved, like a baby before it learns to smile.
He is waiting, as if there is nowhere to go.
Others try storing up goods;
The alchemist seems simple.
Others want to be bright and flashy;
The alchemist seems dark.
Others have to be on alert;
The alchemist is as calm as the ocean depths.
Others discuss their ways and means;
The alchemist seems unsophisticated.
He is different than others.
He relies on the Tao.