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Heaven and earth last forever. Why do they last forever? They are unborn, So ever living. The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. He is detached, thus at one with all. Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment.

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1 Ben N = "Reality is circular, in the sense that what goes around comes back around. The wise do not struggle to get ahead in the rat race of life. But when the racers circle back around, they find the sage there waiting for them."
2 Ben N = "A wise man identifies with nothing, claims nothing, clings to nothing; in that sense, he is detached. Thus free from the delusional sense of self, he is intimately at one with the whole universe and everything in it."
3 Ben N = ""Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think and everything you do is for yourself - and there isn't one."~ Terence Grey (aka Wei Wu Wei)"