Tao wisdom is the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of Tao Te Ching,
Over the centuries, his unconventional wisdom has been interpreted by many scholars worldwide. To deeply understand and appreciate his intrigue and controversial wisdom, you need your own wisdom. Empower yourself with as much knowledge and information as possible.
What is TAO wisdom?
The word "TAO" in Chinese has multiple meanings: "way" or "the way"; "instruction" or "to instruct"; "road" or roadmap."
TAO originated from Tao Te Ching, an ancient classic written by Lao Tzu, a Chinese sage born with a head of white hair (a sign of profound wisdom) some 2500 years ago. According to legend, the ancient sage was coerced or even threatened into putting his ideas into a book; he was very much against the idea of putting his thoughts into words because thoughts are unlimited, while words are limiting. Lao Tzu put all his ideas into exactly 5,000 words without any punctuation mark.
Why is Tao Te Ching so popular?
Tao Te Ching has become one of the most translated works in literature worldwide because the wisdom expressed in the book is not only unique but also controversial. After all, wisdom has to do with the thinking mind, internalizing one's thoughts, and applying those thoughts into everyday life and living. Tao Te Ching makes you not only think out of the box, but also create your own box of thinking.
It is like the story of the blind men describing an elephant when each of them was touching a different part of the same elephant.
Simply put, TAO has to do with the following:
Focusing on the self is the source of all human miseries.
Human desires lead to expectations, and therefore not living in the present.
Living in the present
Living in the now is mindfulness of self and others. Only the present is real: the past was gone, and the future is yet to come.
No choosing and picking:
Everything in life follows a certain natural cycle, such as what goes up must also come down.
True wisdom is an understanding of the need to let go of everything
The Natural Cycle
All things follow a natural cycle: what goes up must also come down; life is always followed by death; success and failure complement each other.
My Way! No Way! TAO Is The Way!
TAO Wisdom To Live And Survive In A World Of Depression
This book is perhaps one the few books with an unconventional approach to depression, a universal mind disorder affecting many people worldwide. Instead of the conventional ways of avoiding depression with distractions, such as exercise, suppressing its symptoms with affirmations and visualizations, and elevating its depressive moods with medications, this 180-page book uses the ancient wisdom from China, what is known as TAO wisdom, to experience anything and everything in depression, that is, going through every aspect of depression.
TAO wisdom may enlighten you so that you can ultimately free yourself from depression, or at least look at your own depression very differently.
Here is the INTRODUCTION to the book:
“TAO is neither a religion nor a philosophy.
TAO is simply a way of life about the Way of life, that is, a general way of thinking about everything in life. It is a pathless path of humanity to live as if everything is a miracle.
TAO is the Way through anything and everything in life in order to fully experience them and live in balance and harmony. TAO is not about avoiding or getting out of anything unhappy and undesirable in everyday life, such as depression; rather, it is about going through depression by experiencing every aspect of it in order to become enlightened, if possible, with the profound human wisdom to continue living in peace and harmony in a world of depression.
TAO is looking at life not as a series of both happy and unhappy episodes, but simply as a journey of self-discovery and self-awakening to the real meaning of life existence. You are defined not by your words and thoughts, but by the ways you act and react, as well as the impact you may have on others around you. You exist not because you are simply here; you are here in this world to love and to learn how to live, as well as to help one another do the same."
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