The essential paradox

More on the essential paradox of the Dao: even if you can’t see or touch it, you know instinctively that it’s there deep inside you. 

The greatest virtue is achieved by following the way and the way alone.
As a thing, the way is
Elusive and intangible;
Intangible and elusive!
Yet within it is an image;
Elusive and intangible!
Yet within it is a substance;
Dim and dark!
Yet within it is an essence;
The essence is real;
And within it is something that can be trusted;
From ancient times until now,
Its name has never disappeared.
Through it, I can see the beginning of all things.
How do I know how all things began?
Because it is here within me.
Because of this.

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