We walk from Grasmere to Patterdale on the Coast to Coast Walk across England.
We walk through Grasmere.
I read Chapter 65 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.
“The ancient Masters
didn’t try to educate the people,
but kindly taught them to not-know.”
“When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.”
“When they know that they don’t know,
people can find their own way.”
We reach the high point and there is much discussion regarding the direction of the Coast to Coast Walk.
Some hikers camp by the lake (the British call it a “tarn”).
“If you want to learn how to govern,
avoid being clever or rich.”
“The simplest pattern is the clearest.
Content with an ordinary life,”
“you can show all people the way
back to their own true nature.”