Wisdom truly is timeless.
Centuries old teachings have brought me to tears, confusion, epiphany, awe, and grace.
The Tao Te Ching, considered to be the wisest book/poem ever created, was written by wise man Lao-tzu, over 2,500 years ago in ancient China. My favourite translation Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations was written by our lifetime’s legendary spiritual teacher – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. The book is composed of 81 verses, or poems, that teach the reader about the great way, the Tao, which is both named and nameless; for anything that transcends understanding cannot truly be labeled, nor understood. It is the guiding text for most spiritual and theological writings of our day and provides a beautiful road map for how to perceive the universe, self, and all living creatures rightfully and with love. I can honestly say that each one of these 81 verses has challenged me, enlightened me, and filled me with joy. Yet, somehow, it keeps giving back and expanding each time I pick it up again. This may be the very reason why the below excerpt from Verse 5, is my absolute favourite (note: it is about as difficult to pick a favourite verse from The Tao as it is for Oprah to narrow down her list of things). The Tao (much like Oprah), just keeps on giving, you get wisdom, you get wisdom, everyone gets wisdom.
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Wisdom is never old if it is always being discovered.