Why is the sea king of a hundred streams?
Because it lies below them
Humility give it its power.
Therefore, those desiring a position
above others must speak humbly.
Those desiring to lead must follow.
Thus it is that when a sage stand above the people,
they do not feel the heaviness of his weight;
and when he stands in front of the people,
they do not feel hurt.
The sage stays low
so the world never tires of exalting him.
He remains a servant
so the world never tires of making him its king.
I have been reading "Change Your THOUGHTS- Change YOUR Life" - By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
and I wanted to share this Powerful Message with you!
Never assume that you know what's best.
Even if you're older, wiser, and richer than others and have more influence and power than they do, never assume that you know what's best for anyone. Instead, imagine yourself as the great ocean that allows and encourages the smaller streams to come to you. Stay low, speak softly, and remain humble- and let others be in control of their lives as much as is humanly possible. By seeing yourself as the all-receiving sea, you remove your ego from the picture and thus become like one of the leaders referred to in this verse of the Tao Te Ching. No one should feel the heaviness of you directions or be hurt by your instructions.
Dedicate a day to leading by serving, as opposed to giving orders. Find occasions to stifle your learned habit of interfering and telling others what to do , and allow them to flow to you instead. Commit to this principle further by encouraging someone
to make the decision rather than following your orders.