Everything is connected in such complex tapestries that it’s impossible to describe any ‘one’ thing.
The world, life, you and your actions are a tangled skein of threads – you don’t exist without the rest.
Yet you are still a sovereign mind; independent and of the world as a wave is of the ocean.
You can be, say, do anything you want – if you’re prepared to accept the consequences (or the consequences of avoiding them).
Be this independent yet connected sovereign being – revel in your powers, however humble they are.
You need no permission to act in Tao; you need not check or second-guess if you develop your te with compassion, simplicity, and humility.