Heraclitus and LaoTze on change

Heraclitus FRAGMENT 88(quoted in pseudo-Plutarch, Consolation to Apollo )”As a single, unified thing there exists in us both life and death, waking and sleeping, youth and old age, because the former things having changed are now the latter, and when those latter things change, they become the former.”

LaoZi:

“The world is shaped by the Way;
It cannot be shaped by the self.
Trying to change it, you damage it;
Trying to possess it, you lose it.”

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