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33 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Lao Tzu


33 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Lao Tzu
“The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Not sure if you know this, but Lao Tzu is the author of my favorite book of all time – Tao Te Ching. I am in love with this book. I read it more than 100 times and I know that I’ll continue to read it a lot more in the future. And you know why? Because every time I read it I discover something new. There is so much power, so much wisdom and so much magic in this book and its words really resonate with me. My soul loves it and I do too :). Anyway, here are 33 life changing lesson to learn from this wise man named Lao Tzu. 1. The world is won by those who let it go.  “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” ~ Lao Tzu “Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.” ~ Lao Tzu “He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.” ~ Lao Tzu 2. When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu 3. If you want to be given everything, give everything up. “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. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give everything up.” ~ Lao Tzu 4. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu 5. If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” ~ Lao Tzu 6. He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far. “He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.” ~ Lao Tzu 7. Trying to shine you dim your own light. “He who tries to shine dims his own light.” ~ Lao Tzu 8. He who defines himself can’t know who he really is. “He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.” ~ Lao Tzu 9. He who has power over others can’t empower himself. “He who has power over others can’t empower himself.” ~ Lao Tzu 10. Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself. “Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” ~ Lao Tzu 11. At the center of your being you have the answer to all life’s questions. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu 12. The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast. “The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast.” ~ Lao Tzu “In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” ~ Lao Tzu 13. Allow things to flow naturally. “Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” ~ Lao Tzu 14. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. “If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given. This is called the subtle perception of the way things are.” ~ Lao Tzu 15. New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~ Lao Tzu 16. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu 17. Humility is power. “All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.” ~ Lao Tzu 18. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. “The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.” ~ Lao Tzu 19. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” “The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” ~ Lao Tzu 20. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them. “If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” ~ Lao Tzu 21. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. “If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~ Lao Tzu “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu 22. The further one goes the less one know. “Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.” ~ Lao Tzu 23. Silence is a source of great strength. “Silence is a source of great strength.” ~ Lao Tzu 24. Be like the forces of nature. “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.” ~ Lao Tzu 25. Non-being is the greatest joy. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” ~ Lao Tzu 26. By doing nothing you leave nothing undone. “When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.” ~ Lao Tzu 27. This is the great secret. “What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, however intelligent you are. It is the great secret.” ~ Lao Tzu 28. The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know. “The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.” ~ Lao Tzu 29. Loving someone deeply gives you courage. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu 30. Kindness in giving creates love. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu 31. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~ Lao Tzu 32. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” ~ Lao Tzu 33. Be good to all. “Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” ~ Lao Tzu Do you have a favorite quote from Lao Tzu? 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