Ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu is widely regarded as the father of Taoism and the author of the Tao Te Ching, although some believe it was then refined by a number of scholars over centuries.
The Tao Te Ching is a simple yet profound book, containing 81 verses that challenge your thinking. The verses are designed to give divine guidance on daily living, rather than a doctrine of dos and don’ts.
As someone who is not Chinese, and not any kind of scholar or academic, I still find contemplating the wise words of the Tao Te Ching, and its principles of unity in difference (yinyang), action through non-action, going with the flow and the eternal nature and connection of all things to be a valuable way of looking at life.
To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders – Lao Tzu
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be – Lao Tzu.
Some of my posts that draw on Lao Tzu directly for inpsiration include: The gift of loss is the joy of gain