A Wise Man Once Said….

1 Mar

Because it feels like I have been away for a while ( which I have, I won’t lie!), I thought I would ease myself back into posting ( at least I can try to pretend I haven’t been away that long) by sharing a few wise words from Lao Tzu, which I discovered on Paulo Coelho‘s blog. I  am a regular reader of his blog, and I have found many an inspirational treasure among his words, and for today, these are the ones, as a collective whole, that have had an impact on me. Enjoy!

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Rejoice in the way things are.When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful.
Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


Lao Tzu ( also Lao Tse) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching.

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2 Responses to “A Wise Man Once Said….”

  1. kloppenmum March 1, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    That is awesome. Thanks, you’ve made my day. 🙂

    • Miss K March 2, 2011 at 12:00 am #

      I’m glad you liked this. I love the simplicity of his teachings, this made my day when I read them too! 🙂

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