Water, Flexibility and the Tao
7 pages (1750 words)
The author gives the verse a new meaning, allowing the reader not to be solely soft but to allow his or her softness to surround a powerful hardness. According to the Tao, the flexibility of water is the vehicle for the powerful, hard elements inside it. Without being too solid, water carries tiny bits of hard elements along in a flowing, uncontrolled way.