Along with Rumi, Lao Tzu is one of my favourite people to quote.
I find his words to be soothing, affirming, and comforting.
A lot of my inner growth over the last few years has focused on growing my ability to 'let go' of harmful thoughts, worries, or anxieties where relevant.
The 'serenity prayer' has been an endless and constant help in this. Lao Tzu's quotes also pull me to the side of contentment, inner awareness and self soothing.
When I get fixated on things beyond my control, or worry about things yet to come, these insightful words draw me back to the simplest way through.
The quotes below are part of an anthology of Lao Tzu's quotes I've put together (13 printables in all). Perfect for displaying on your wall anywhere you need support, or using on inspiration boards.
You can download them in PDF form at the bottom of this post.
I hope these ancient words of wisdom offer you something that strikes a chord today.
Wishing you simple peace and hope.
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