Cotswold Way – Chapter 5

We are on the Cotswold Way. Today we walk from King’s Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge.

I read Chapter 5 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell.

“The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.”

We look at a Neolithic burial ground, the Nympsfield Long Borrow.

Information boards describe the history of this site.

“The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.”

“The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.”


We come to a town.

“The more you use it, the more it produces;”

“the more you talk of it, the less you understand.”

“Hold on to the center.”

We climb the tower.

And descend.

walking on

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