In times of darkness, it may appear that the bad guys are winning. Know that they are not. Everything changes. In the midst of forces beyond our control it is best to remain unnoticed and go with the flow the … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 23
Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.… Read the rest
You may sacrifice yourself for the truth. Then you set an example. Giving yourself up for some foolish cause is humiliating.
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Tao Te Ching – Verse 22
If you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight,
let yourself be crooked.
If you want to become full,
let yourself be empty.
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“It can never be that all will have the same thing. This is impossible. You may find socialism, communism, or capitalism, but everyone cannot have everything. And why? No individual has the same aura; therefore, no individual has the same … Read the rest
Remain approachable and amiable. You will receive any help that you need. Allow even the naysayers to participate in your plans.
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Tao Te Ching – Verse 21
The Master keeps her mind
always at one with the Tao;
that is what gives her her radiance.
The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
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“Everything in this universe has been created as a teacher. The moon is a teacher, the sun is a teacher, the stars are a teacher. But there are people who become professional reminders. That is what we call a teacher. … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 20
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
“If a man knows his value, the whole world will value him. If a man knows his value, he speaks the truth and his words become the truth. A teacher is one who knows you and reminds you of your … Read the rest
Immunize yourself to the expectations and demands of external pressures regarding your personal choices. Remain subject only to your intuition and intellect.
Times of deliverance demand inner resolve. Inferior people cannot be driven off by prohibitions or any external means. … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 19
Throw away holiness and wisdom,
and people will be a hundred times happier.
Throw away morality and justice,
and people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit,
and there won’t be … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 18
When the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body’s intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country … Read the rest