I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

One who knows others is intelligent

One who knows himself is enlightened

One who conquers others is strong

One who conquers himself is all-powerful

One who approaches life with force surely gets something

One who remains content where he is surely gets everything

One who gives himself to his position surely lives long

One who gives himself to Tao surely lives forever


…Verse 33 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8


2 thoughts on “I’m thinking…

  1. Rico Dolot

    I would rather be enlightened, which means I must really know myself first. Once you know yourself, it shall be easy to know others – that is what i believe.

    1. Debbie Beaton Post author

      Me too, Rico. Jin Shin Jyutsu is one path “KNOW MYSELF IT IS”. The biblical principles of Christianity is another. The principles of 12-step programs, as well…we can go on and on. We need to know ourselves – the good, the bad, the ugly – and aspire to high (godly) character before we can help anyone else. Life is about people. My particular life is about love and service to those people. Therein I find peace, serenity, happiness and fulfillment – and friends like you! Namaste


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