Once there was a man who hated his own shadow.
When he walked and found that his shadow was close behind him, he began to walk faster and faster.
But every time he put his foot down, there was another step, while his shadow kept up with him without the slightest difficulty.
He attributed his failure to the fact that he was not running fast enough.
So he ran faster and faster, without stopping, until he finally dropped dead.
Those who do not understand the Dao are just like this man who hated his shadow. It is actually very easy to be rid of one’s shadow – just rest under a tree.
Chuang Tzu, 369 – 286 BC, Chinese Philosopher
[The Tao or Dao is the natural order of the universe. Health and happiness comes from being in harmony with this natural way]