Tao Te Ching

Taoism’s most important text is a book called the Tao Te Ching. The Tao Te Ching was written around 400 BCE by a person named Laozi. Laozi translates to Old Master. Not much is known about them, but their text’s wisdom is abundant. It is eighty-one passages on how to live with grace and dignity. The first line of the Tao Te Ching reads “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” Another line says, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” There is a beautiful mysteriousness to Laozi’s writing. It encourages readers to be flexible, simple, and to find contentment but never be subservient. The Tao Te Ching is full of wisdom about how to be alive and flexible in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀