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Finding Harmony: Lao Tzu's Philosophy of Balance and Spirituality


Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and the author of the Tao Te Ching, a foundational text of Taoism. He is known for his teachings on personal and spiritual development, leadership, and governance.


Balance and harmony:


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."


"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."


"The best athlete wants his opponent at his best."


"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened."


"The Master doesn't try to be powerful; thus he is truly powerful."


Spirituality and mysticism:


"The spirit of the valley never dies. This is called the mysterious female. The gateway of the mysterious female is called the root of Heaven and Earth. Dimly visible, it seems as if it were there, yet you use it without ever exhausting it."


"Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river."


"When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you."


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."


"To know the eternal law is to be enlightened."


Relationships and social interaction:


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


"Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses."


"The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts."


"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment."


"The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know."

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