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Only Plowshares, No Swords

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Imagine a small state with a small population
Let there be labor-saving tools
that aren’t used
Let people consider death
and not move far
Let there be boats and carts
but no reason to ride them
Let there be armor and weapons
but no reason to employ them
Let people return to the use of knots
and be satisfied with their food
and pleased with their clothing
and content with their homes
and happy with their customs
Let there be another state so near
people hear its dogs and chickens
but live out their lives
without making a visit.
– Lao Tzu

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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