Tag: Lao Tzu

Tao Inspiration – Be as nature

“Think of the dirt beneath your feet and the skies above. Do they give any thought to death? Of course not. What one does not have cannot be taken away. Therefore the sage pays no mind to status or rank, and so is always…

Inspiration – the Source

I came across this translation of the Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell, and am really enjoying the fresh language and approach to the wisdom of Lao Tzu. A part of me also wonders, could it be that I have changed over time, and…

Inspiration – Knowing

This repost just about sums it up for me today. Its one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. “Knowing the world is intelligent. Knowing yourself is enlightenment. Bending the world to your will takes force. Willing yourself to bend is true…

Tao Wisdom – Water

Water teaches the wisdom of Tao: It takes no pride in sustaining life. Live near the flow. Let the mysteries of life wash over you. Be transparent. Give part of yourself to everyone, And remember every part is whole. Allow natural order to lead…

Spinning Compass


“Allow things to flow naturally, And evil will have no power. That is not to say that evil loses its power… Better, perhaps, to say that evil itself is lost. Without a “good” to point away from, Evil’s compass spins aimlessly. And so, the…

Potter and Space

The potter knows she plays with clay but works with space, For the use of the bowl is its empty space. It is the same with the room, Made whole by the emptiness between the walls. Remember that something is not everything. Nothing is…

Tao Inspiration – a way of holding things


Express yourself completely, then keep quiet. Strong winds do not last all morning, And the heavy rains do not last all day. What causes them? Heaven and Earth. If Heaven and Earth cannot make things last forever, How can we? Lao Tzu, Tao te…

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