What lessons from the Tao Te Ching do you apply to your everyday life?

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This link will take you to an English variation of it. If you are unfamiliar with the Tao Te Ching, it is a poem that was the center for the bulk of Chinese Philosophy and the religion of Taoism. It is an amazingly simple and short read that is filled with much wisdom.

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balance, awareness, acceptance, reflection

Baba Yaga

I’m working my way through it now, verse by verse, and trying to live it: patience, acceptance, compassion.

The Irreverant Chameleon

The follower of knowledge learns as much as he can every day;
The follower of the Way forgets as much as he can every day.
By attrition he reaches a state of inaction
Wherein he does nothing, but nothing remains undone.
To conquer the world, accomplish nothing;
If you must accomplish something,
The world remains beyond conquest.


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