Be Tattered and Be Renewed

I like this little chapter from the Tao Te Ching. It is an argument for surrender and hints at what we might be surrendering to.

To remain whole, be twisted!
To become straight, let yourself be bent.
To become full, be hollow.
Be tattered, that you may be renewed.
from the TAO TE CHING Chapter 20,
Translation by Arthur Waley