As I pen down about the book which, I know, I cannot describe in words or in any language but yet I try, in order to show my gratitude, with a sense of duty to put the incredible wisdom of Lao-Tzu out to the source, and who knows, someone like me, looking for the answers, guidance, motivation lays his hands on the Change your thoughts change your life, living the wisdom of Lao-Tau by Late Dr. Wayne W Dyer.
I still remember the day when I accidentally clicked on his video on youtube and listened to him for the very first time. His words were so powerful, peaceful, genuine, passionate that rose my adrenaline flow to the point where I wanted to read it and let the whole wisdom of Tao sink into my mind, body and soul.
Late Dr. Wayne W. Dyer translated the book ‘Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu’, consists of 81 verses and known to be the wisest book ever written.
The author went to his store filled with books, CDs, recognition and much more and asked his manager to donate each and every item there, in order to practice ‘let go’ and ‘non-attachment’ and lived near the beach where he read, lived, meditated upon and wrote about all the verse for four days each.
It is filled with insights, wisdom, understandings, finding the truth, finding the peace and much more. I bought it 3 years ago and yet I am at verse 51. I read it slowly, I re-read the verses, analyze the verse myself at times, randomly pick any verse sometimes, try to incorporate as much as I could in my life, I let go of few things I don’t understand. And I never want it to finish. This book is highly recommended – Read slow, be with the wisdom, try and incorporate into your life. Let the book and the wisdom be with you for the rest of your life.
I leave you with one of my favorite verses. I read it a hundred times, remember it whenever I feel low and wrote on my wall too.
Do you think you can take over the universe and improve it?
I do not believe it can be done.
Everything under heaven is a sacred vessel
and cannot be controlled.
Trying to control leads to ruin.
Trying to grasp, we lose.
Allow your life to unfold naturally.
Know that it too is a vessel of perfection.
Just as you breathe in and breathe out,
there is a time for being ahead
and a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion
and a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous
and a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe
and a time for being in danger.
To the sage, all of life is a movement towards perfection,
So what need has he, for the excessive, the extravagant, or the extreme?
Let me know your feedback, opinions, ideas, suggestions in the comment section or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I need your motivation to continue. If you wish to read more of the Book Blog here is the one on ‘Dying to be me‘ – One of the most inspirational stories I have ever read.