Take a few moments to pause and reflect on these wise words from Lao Tzu.

tao wisdom
Your image or your being:
What is most treasured?

Your being or your acquisitions:
Where lies true value?

Loss or gain:
Which is more damaging?

Extreme attachment is the foundation for extreme anguish.
Acquiring in excess is building for great loss.

Find contentment from within.
Be aware of how you affect your surroundings.
Allow freedom to flourish around you.
Do not impose or dominate.
This is what it means to be sustainable.*

*Braun Jr., John; Tzu, Lao; von Bargen, Julian; Warkentin, David (2012-12-02). Tao Te Ching (Kindle Locations 614-622). . Kindle Edition.

26 comments on “* Tao Wisdom ☯ – be sustainable

  1. Such a loving and gentle reminder to be present in Love

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  2. Beautiful post – I love your blog!

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  3. words with lingering meaning and lasting wisdom

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  4. Being aware of how we affect our surroundings is so important, and when we learn that we all of us affect the whole.. When we learn to find our inner sanctuary which allows us that freedom, It enables us to find our inner peace….

    Have a beautiful day Val.. Sue

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  5. This is so good, Val. x
    Less truly is more…

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  6. Ego rushes around, desperate to protect its imaginary self-image.
    Spirit just smiles.

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  7. And it’s so much easier to live from within, why do we make it so hard? ):-)

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  8. Thankyou for this beautiful reminder Val. It does pull us back. 🙂

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  9. Thank you for the reminder Val, difficult but so important to remember.
    Unfortunately there are problems again with the mobile application, so I can’t visit or like your blog from there again and I use my phone for reading blogs, which often is more easy for me. But I come back, when I’m online at the PC.


  10. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Beautiful words, beautiful image. Thank you Val.

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  11. Val, this compliments a post I wrote on Symmetry. Balancing is how we hope to keep the world with all its people here “sustainable.” Thanks for your liking something I wrote which led me to connect with your meaningful blog. Your choices are uplifting, Val. Smiles, Robin

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  12. Lots to reflect upon here! Sustainability is not easily achieved…

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