“To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as a deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent — herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.”
Use these Lao Tzu quotes to master your mind
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu Quotes
In today’s hectic and chaotic world a quiet and clear mind can be your biggest asset for success. It’s easy to click on negative headlines and watch the negative news but over time it will poison your mind with negative thoughts.
Choose to be mindful of what information you let enter your mind. Watch motivational videos, practice meditation, and surround yourself with positive people to feed it positive information.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu Quotes
Nothing good ever comes from comparing yourself to someone else. Everyone has their own unique talent and abilities so why compare?
The only person you should ever compare yourself to is a previous version of yourself. Once you stop playing the comparison game you can focus on your own growth and development. People will love you for it!
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu Quotes
Don’t fight that little voice in your head that is telling you what to do with your life. Listen to it, it’s your intuition. It’s your subconscious speaking to you directly.
The more you fight it the more you will feel stuck, helpless, and fearful of the future. You know what you want, go after with 100% effort. The Universe will reward your courage.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be the reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu Quotes
If you hate change don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s your brain fault more than anything. It’s always trying to help keep you safe as it’s number one priority is your survival.
In reality, change is the only way to create the version of your life that you want. Change is growth and progress. And as Tony Robbins said, “Progress equals happiness.”
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Quotes
Don’t put off what you can do today just because it’s hard. In fact, start your day with the hardest task to build momentum and confidence in yourself. Learn to start each day with a win and use it as positive reinforcement throughout the rest of the day.
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu Quotes