“How do I know the ways of all things at the beginning?
I look inside myself and see what is within me.”

Lao-Tzu wrote these words over 2,500 years ago

How do they relate to the present day?

I ask this question as I enjoy a morning coffee in my garden surrounded by nature.
It is the day before the so-called ‘freedom day’ here in the UK.
July the 19th is the day restrictions are lifted as the Covid 19 pandemic continues.

What will your future look like?
How has life changed for you during the past 16 months?
How will your life be different as you move forward or will you feel stuck and worried?

Many people have stepped back from living a hectic life.

Yesterday I was listening to a radio program where people were sharing their stories about moving out of the city to the country.
Stepping out of the ‘frantic world’ were the words they used.

The situation we have experienced during the last 16 months has led to many people looking inside to see what is really important to them.

Everyone starts from a different place on a journey of change.

In this verse, Lao-Tzu is asking us to let go of seeking results in terms of money, accomplishments, and acquiring material things.
He is asking us to look deep within to see what is really important.

Today’s suggestion:

Take some time out today to think about what is really important to you.