A Meditating Statue

The Tao Te Ching Chapter 39

The highest good is like water,
Which benefits all things
And does not compete with them.
It stays in the lowly places
That all men disdain.
Therefore it is near to the Tao.

The Tao is like a well:
It is always there,
But it is difficult to fathom.

The Tao is like the ocean:
It is vast and deep,
But its depths are calm.

The Tao is like the sky:
It is high and clear,
But its light is gentle.

The Tao is like the mother of all things:
It gives birth to them,
Nourishes them,
Cares for them,
Protects them,
And sees to their growth.

But it does not claim to own them.
That is why it is great.

~ Lao Tzu