Once a week Paulo Coelho picks a character and features it in his blog. For this week he picked Lao Tzu and the words pierced through my soul like the first drop of rain on a parched ricefield devoid of life. After feeling that I’m lost in the fog of everyday, in a way, this was what I needed to hear… and I will share part of it here.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Rejoice in the way things are.When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
I have nothing more to add. I have nothing more to say.
And that’s all she wrote,