If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich!
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If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich!

Life is a matter of focus. If your focus is on what you don’t have, you’ll always feel lacking. Feeling lacking is dismaying, because you’re always in the state of longing for something yet to be yours and will never feel happy. What’s worse is that the habit of looking towards to what you’re yet…

Highest virtue is not virtuous – Is Lao Tzu Contradicting Himself?
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Highest virtue is not virtuous – Is Lao Tzu Contradicting Himself?

“Highest virtue is not virtuous and that is why it is virtuous,” says Lao Tzu. Statements like this make many people think that Lao Tzu is contradicting himself. Why is the ‘highest virtue’ virtuous when it is not virtuous.  The logical conclusion should be the other way around. Before I proceed, you may want to…

Where does Lao Tzu want you to ‘return’ to?
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Where does Lao Tzu want you to ‘return’ to?

Lao Tzu constantly reminds us to return. “Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return.” – Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Chapter 16 This is a difficult but all-important question.  Here I’m offering my view for your reference. While it is hard to…

Softness of water is sweet, but do not take its sweetness for granted
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Softness of water is sweet, but do not take its sweetness for granted

Lao Tzu uses a few images to describe Tao, and one of the most popular is water.  Like Tao — water is soft yet powerful.     It is tender.  Turn on the tap and the water splits its ways over your hands rather than hitting you hands head on.  It does not discriminate.  Whether  you are rich…