Monday, September 10, 2007


Just opened a new book to start reading (joy of joys) and found this amazing quote. I had just read Jennifer's blog, and she had an amazing quote from Lao Tzu, then I found an amazing quote by Lao Tzu, and, and, and... And of course Tao Te Ching means, "The Book of Changes," and of course I am in the midst of profound change, and, and, and, so it goes... Like I always say, there are no accidents!

Give up, and you will succeed.
Bow, and you will stand tall.
Be empty, and you will be filled.
Let go of the old, and let in the new.
Have little, and there is room to receive more.

The wise stand out,
because they see themselves as part of the Whole.
They shine,
because they don't want to impress.
They achieve great things, because they don't
look for recognition.
Their wisdom is contained in what they are,
not their opinions.
They refuse to argue,
so no one argues with them.

The Ancients said: "Give up and you will succeed."
Is this empty nonsense?
Try it.
If you are sincere, you will find fulfillment.

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (Book of Changes), Chapter 22 (Piatkus, 1995)


Michelle O'Neil said...

Love this!

La said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

Eileen said...

This is GREAT!!! I am printing it and posting it above my desk. I believe. XOXO

Deb said...

Thank you!

Suzy said...

My favorite is from the book of "Carrie's Changes"

"When the student is ready, the teacher appears".

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

I am posting it in my office too. thanks