The Book of the Way
Not to desire material things is to know the freedom of spirituality
Do you know the way of the Tao? With this very quick read, you could find the answer, or maybe if you are like me, you will just find a lot of questions. Either way, I cannot recommend this book enough. It is called Tao Te Ching and was written by Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher. Apparently, who actually wrote this is up for debate, which is understandable since the book was written in the 4th century BC.
Bring out The Best in Yourself and You Will Bring Out The Best In Others
I have grown a lot over the last couple of years. A couple of enormous life events played a huge part in it. I also credit this book for a lot of my growth. Now I spent a majority of my 20s playing video games, eating poorly and drinking a lot. Way too much drinking. Fortunately for me, I also was a workaholic and a gym rat. So, despite the drinking and gaming, I stayed in respectable shape and kept my career and finances on the right path. I’m getting distracted but I can go into that part of my life more on another post.
The More You Wander, The Less You Know
I keep these notebooks for various reasons and one thing you will find in almost all of them, is these great lines from this ancient book. It’s thought provoking and inspiring, even if it doesn’t always make sense. If you keep an open mind and sit down and mediate on each page after you read it, who knows what you might discover about yourself.
Those Who Understand Themselves are Enlightened
The amount of timeless wisdom in this small book is mind boggling. And it is so accessible with each chapter being only a page. I usually start my work day off by reading 1 or 2 pages and I find that it helps motivate me and stay positive. I’m posting an affiliate link to Amazon for this book. Yes, I will make money if you buy it through this link. Most of my posts will not have these links in the content, but I genuinely want to share this book with everyone I can reach. It costs around $5 so I won’t be getting rich off this either, but I want transparency on this blog. I also don’t want ads but the site does cost money to run and takes a lot of time.
I also want to give credit to Bright Insight on Youtube. He is the one who recommended this book to me and if you like Graham Hancock and investigation into ancient history, be sure to check out his channel.
So for the price of a cup of coffee you can find enlightenment. Seriously though, I would love to talk about this book with anyone who has read it or reads it because of this post. Real conversation is rare these days, but I sense an awakening taking place. Maybe that sounds mysterious and new age, or maybe you think I am crazy, but I am willing to bet that some people know this feeling. They know it, because they too feel the change.