How does one capture the formless? With metaphor.
The Tao is mysterious and intangible.
Formless and elusive, yet within is form.
It is elusive and intangible, and yet within is shaped.
Dark and blurred, and yet within is essence.
From this very spirit our faith is born.
From time’s beginning its name has been remembered.
Thus I perceive the world of the ten thousand things.
The signature of Tao is written in all things.