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The Tao translates as The Way. If you like philosophy and deepening your perspective on life you might like reading, Tao Te Ching, A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchel. The original was written by Lao-tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551-479 B.C.E.). Lao-tzu explains very briefly the meaning of life from his point of wisdom. Here is one of the 81 passages to ponder:
Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.
If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.
Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.
By Suzanne E. Harrill
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