Eros In Taoism

This is Eros as Taoism describes it [‘Tao Te Ching’, Lao Tzu, ch 77]=

The way of heaven is like the bending
of a bow:
What is high up gets pulled down.
What is low down gets pulled up.

Heaven takes from what has too much and
gives to what doesn’t have enough.
Man is different:
he takes from those who have too little
and gives to those who have too much.

Who has a genuine abundance to give to the world?
Only a person of Tao.

He acts without expectation,
accomplishes without taking credit,
and has no desire to display his merit.