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Lao Tzu

Be still. Stillness reveals the secreats of eternity. ~Lao Tzu

Hey people! By the time I post this blog, we would have celebrated our first anniversary, so happy one year to us!!! I would like to thank all the people who have shown their love and support with a little extra love for my mom and dad. Especially my mom because I haven't done my chores yet because I was writing and I know she's furious. Love you mom.

There is a story about the three great Asian spiritual leaders, Confucious, Buddha and Lao Tzu. They drank vinegar together. Sure, there are many other interesting drinks to enjoy with your friends but, they choose vinegar. Confucious found the drink sour, much like he found the world full of degenerate people. Buddha found it bitter much like he found the world. Full of death and suffering. But, Lao Tzu found it sweet. Just how the world was according to him.

According to his philosophy, under the discord of the world lays a beautiful harmony which binds it together. He called this harmony Dao or Path. Tao te ching is the script that describes Daoism. One of the most beautiful aspects of this book is that the instructions are open to interpretation. They can be bent according to one's situation and beliefs.

One of the most important teachings of Daoism is making more time for stillness. We need to let go of our complex schedules for a while and simply be. Some people (like me) take this bit a little too seriously and do nothing all day. We just be.

We spend too much of our time rushing from one place in our life to the other. Sometimes it is important to remember that grieving, shifting, changing, and happiness all takes time and happen in their own time. Like blooming of leaves.

Another one of the teachings of Daoism said that besides being patient and still one also needs to be open. Open to new suggestions, ideas, thoughts and even religions. Tolerance is one of the most important traits of being a human being.

Before ending, I would like to say that I've been researching the 5 major religions of the world to understand why something that was supposed to bind us together keeps tearing us apart. I found that tolerance and harmony are the basics of almost all religions. Basically, don't be jerks was the ultimate motto of religions but homo sapiens decided to skip over that part.

Lastly, remember that we are freaks, we are fragile and life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

Goodbye and see you soon

Love Swara 😊


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