The Three Treasures

A part of the Dao Te Ching, Lao Tzu speaks on the topic of the three treasures.

I have found this particular lesson is most useful for people of at least 40 years of life experience.

The first treasure is Love.  Spend you time doing the things you love to do.  If you find yourself spending time doing something you don’t love, then either learn to love it or do something else.

The second treasure is Moderation.  Do what you love doing in moderation.  Too much of anything causes imbalances in your body and mind and leads to catastrophes.

The third treasure is Humility.  This one doesn’t quite translate well.  He doesn’t speak of the type of humility like bowing before a greater power.  This humility is a reminder that as you become successful in life there will be riches, rewards, admiration, and other things happen.  Being humble is keeping focused on doing what you love and not getting lost in the trappings of success.

Remind yourself of these simply truths each day and the reward will be many years of continued happiness and success for you and everyone you can help.

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