I am still plugging away at the Tao Te Ching, after months of owning a copy. This, I suspect, is how most readers approach the book. Lao Tzu’s words are far beyond wise, and far beyond what they appear to be. This is why there are different interpretations of the book such as Wayne Dyer‘s version,”Living the Wisdom of the Tao”. My version is a new translation by Sam Hamill. I’d love to hear feedback about your favorite copy.
After my big announcement Monday, this particular quote from the Tao Te Ching seemed most appropriate and meaningful for Wisdom Wednesday. I believe sometimes philanthropic efforts of the best intentions can go wrong – if those behind the scenes are not coming from a space of authenticity, non judgment, and very simply – love.
It is very easy to become frustrated and jaded about the problems in the world. It is overwhelming. Lao Tzu’s words, “Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation” feels very true to me. Once the foundation is built, the rest of the structure will fall into place much easier.
Happy Wisdom Wednesday! And thank you so much for the support
I am currently reading the Tao Te Ching (along with many others), and it has become easy to see why so many spiritual teachers and leaders have turned to Lao-Tzu‘s words for wisdom in both the distant and recent past. The Tao (literally meaning the “Way”), is an ancient Chinese text based on Taoist philosophies, written approximately 2500 years ago.
Today for Wisdom Wednesday, I am sharing a favorite quote from the Tao – “At the center of your being you know have the answer – you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu
So many of us are looking for all of the answers in life, we are in search of our destiny. It has become extremely clear to me that the answers truly are within us, and we simply must learn to listen for them. Some call it intuition, others call it a gut feeling, either way it is something that we must learn to become attuned to.
How many decisions do you make amidst the chaos of daily life? Practice sitting in silence and asking yourself the big questions at this time. This silence brings clarity.
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