Lao Tzu is among the greatest philosophers from China. Lao Tzu’s wisdom is something that we must look up to if we are to cleanse our soul.
Taoism was founded by Tzu and he also wrote the Tao Te Ching. Tzu has played a significant and central role in the entire history of the great Chinese civilization.
The respect and the position accorded to Tzu is not in the least exaggerated or undo. Provided the profound wisdom of this man, mere words aren’t capable of expressing enough gratitude.
Following are 8 teachings of Lao Tzu’s wisdom which have the potential to bring about a positive change in your life.
1. Dive within for answers
The answers that you are looking for in the external world are in fact seated within your existence. You are intelligent when you know others, but you’re wise when you know yourself. You realise your true power only when you master yourself.
2. Freedom is in letting go
By trying to hold on to things, you only amplify their transient nature. You constantly try to win a world that is beyond winning. A true master would let things come when they arise and let them go when they disappear. Patience and acceptance lie at the core of your true freedom.
3. Ego hinders true happiness
If you are rigid about who you are, you can’t ever realise all that you can be. Moreover, you’ll not be empowered unless you let go of your powers over others.
4. Seclusion kills evils
If you do not feed the devil in you, it’ll eventually lose its powers and fade away. To be a good human you must not foster your negativity but should rather seclude them.
5. Evil never wins over kindness
By being kind and honest to your friends and foes alike, you attain true kindness and honesty. This gives you all the confidence that you need to able to truly love somebody or something.
6. Don’t try to imitate others
Even while caring for other people’s thoughts, don’t become these other people. Being content with your own self, you abstain from competition or comparison. Consequently, everyone respects you.
7. Humility brings you wisdom
No human can know everything. True wisdom lies in the recognition of this truth. Anyone who is wise, knows fully well that all is not known to them. They are humble enough to accept this fact and this allows them to have an open mind. This openness gives them the receptivity necessary for gaining knowledge.
8. Embrace change, don’t resist it
In life, if there is anything inevitable or constant, it is changing. Every single thing changes, ourselves included, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In fact, there is nothing to cling on to. You can achieve anything once you let go of your fear of death. Unless there is an end of some sort, new beginnings do not take place.