Maintaining unity in all things is virtuous, for the inner world of thought is one with the external world of action and of things in constant change. The true follower avoids separation, by breathing as the sleeping child, and thus maintaining harmony. He cleans the dark mirror of his mind, so that it reflects without intent. He conducts himself without contriving, loving the people, and not interfering. He cultivates without possessing; thus providing nourishment, he remains receptive to changing needs, and creates without desire. By leading from behind, attending to that which must be done, he is said to have attained the state of the true follower of reason.