Simplicity by Lao Tzu

Simplicity

“Simplicity without a name
   Is free from all external aim.
   With no desire, at rest and still,
   All things go right as of their will.

Lao Tzu

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Peace by Lao Tzu

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

– Lao-tsu

Strength, Courage, & Love ~ Quote by Lao Tzu

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Can You Coax Your Mind?” Poem by Lao Tzu

Can You Coax Your mind?

Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child’s?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.

Something to Think About

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Have you experienced a moment when you grasped a glimpse of the meaning for your life? What was that moment like? Where were you? What were you doing? Is it as true today as it was at that moment?