Sometimes in life, when we look back to ancient teachings we can find infinite wisdom to apply in our daily life.
This collection of ten quotes by Lao Tzu are the evidence that some of the wisest words ever spoken came from many and many centuries before our time.
Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer from China who is the author of the Tao Te Ching (a collection of verses that describes the principal Taoist teachings and the “Way” the Tao), and the father of Daoism/Taoism. Lao Tzu existed in the 6th century B.C and is considered one of the central figures in Chinese culture and spirituality.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.“
“Life is a series of natural and apontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’s approval. because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
“Silence is a source of great strength.”
“If you understand others you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength. If you know how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don’t Let ose your objectives you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.”
“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Author: Cristina Capucci