May 18, 2015 Lee Jaster

True Words Aren’t Eloquent | Quote of the Week ~ Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu quote (meme) from Tao Te Ching, 81.

Tweet: True words aren’t eloquent; eloquent words aren’t true.

Not the most typical quote from a writer. Paradoxical in fact—as all truths seem—when you consider the words themselves are both eloquent and true.

This space, built for a sharing of personal thoughts and opinions, usually takes on a lighter tone. “Light and bright” is the way of social media, and anything “media” on the web.

I’d like to invite you to slow down, just a bit. Slow. Down. S-l-o-w. D-o-w-n.

Doesn’t that feel better?

Take a breath. Take another. Take one more.

Now ponder the quote again, slowly.

I hope this quote means as much to you as it does to me. A constant reminder that words are only a tool we use to communicate something beautiful. Tweet: Fleeting is the beauty on the surface, the waves—the power of the ocean lies in its depths.

Lao Tzu, writer of the Tao Te Ching, is an inspiration personally, and to more well-known figures such as Rick Rubin. A fact Rick shared with Tim Ferriss on his podcast.

More Lao Tzu, more Tao Te Ching, and more updates soon.

– LJ

Lao Tzu quote (meme) from Tao Te Ching, 81.

Lao Tzu quote (meme) from Tao Te Ching, 81.

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