I came across this in a post recently and it made me usefully pause for thought and want me to share it with you too….
Many of the ancient wisdom schools hold the same beliefs and principles for living at their core.
Whether we’re talking about Ayurvedic Medicine, Amazonian Shamanism, or the powerful healing arts of Ancient China, you will find they’re rooted in the same profound observations.
Many of these understandings about the human spirit and the mysterious patterns of nature have been forgotten in our modern age. It’s time to remember.
The passage below, from the Tao Te Ching, is a powerful universal law that transcends culture, space and time. I hope you enjoy this ancient wisdom as much as I do!
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – Verse 8
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It flows to the low places loathed by all men.
Therefore, it is like the Tao.
Live in accordance with the nature of things.
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling be just.
In action, watch the timing.
No fight: No blame.
One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things.
They move in harmony with the present moment,
always knowing the truth of just what to do.