Mind & Spirit | 10 May 2016Learn to Master Life: 6 Wise Words from the ‘Tao’ Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey has been guiding readers and followers for centuries. It’s wisdom and inspiration are far-reaching and cover just about any topic that may plague your life. Written as poetry, the 81 short pieces of verse contain basic principles of the universe. These timeless words are easier comprehended when read, rather than simply described. Here are 6 pieces of poetic advice to ponder. Photos from Frances Lincoln Buy from an Online Retailer US: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzu’s timeless words. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.