“Simplicity, patience and compassion are your greatest treasure”
Said by Lao Tzu, Chinese master, and author of the book The Tao.
The Tao is translated as The way of virtue, it's a religion and a philosophy in China.
The Tao is all about letting go, about being in the flow. I remember I didn't like this book when I first started learning about it. We come from such a linear way of thinking where doing is everything. Accomplishing is seen as a synonym of productivity. So reading about simplicity, patience and compassion sounded to me like laziness, like you're not taking responsibility for your life.
But let's dive in a little deeper. I know that if you're reading this is because you know there's more than a shallow meaning behind this philosophy.
One quote of The Tao goes like this…
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.