You can't talk about the ocean
with a frog who lives in a well
he is bounded by the space he inhabits.
You can't talk about ice
with an insect who was born in June:
he is bounded by a single season.
You can't talk about the Tao
with a person who thinks he knows something
he is bounded by his own beliefs.
The Tao is vast and fathomless
You can understand only by stepping
beyond the limits of yourself.
~ The Second Book of the Tao, Stephen Mitchell
Translations and audacious interpretations of Lao-tzu's disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius's grandson Tzu-Ssu.