Tao Te Ching Day 88: Utopia

Your Kingdom is in Your Heart

Although they have boats and chariots

They have no need to take them

Although they have armors and weapons They have no need to display them

Let the people return to tying knots and using them

Savor their food, admire their clothes

Content in their homes, happy in their customs

Neighboring countries see one another

Hear the sounds of roosters and dogs from one another

The people, until they grow old and die

Do not go back and forth with one another

TTC 80 (Lin)

We see a Utopia in a dream world of the Tao Te Ching. A place of forever peace and contentment.

When asking how is this possible or is it possible, remember those times when you have known peace and contentment. The reality is the utopia, the heaven, the paradise we envision does exist right now.

Eternity is happening now. Heaven is happening now. The choice is ours to make. It doesn’t matter the weapons or the war outside if there is no peace within, there will never be peace outside.

I believe Lao Tzu was describing his internal world the way he experienced the world even in a time of war and strife.

Happy Day


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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