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The Briliance of Lao Tzu: Fostering Human Potential

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In the year of 136 B.C, there was a Chinese man named Lao Tzu who wrote a book titled the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu was a brilliant man who manifested insights regarding world politics in an ancient world.

Throughout several thousands of years of human history, Lao Tzu's gift has fostered people in becoming more evolved. Many Centuries have come and gone; yet, Lao Tzu's writing continues to speak to many human hearts across the world. Though Lao Tzu lived in 136 B.C., his message can help us foster today a world that is just, sustainable and filled with passionate love.

In our modern day we need to ask, what are we fostering in our lives? For example, the Guardian states the world's top firms cause massive environmental damage. Does that type of behavior manifest a deep intelligence within our selves, and the world? What about future generations? Do we not care?

Consider reading the recent article from The Guardian regarding our corporations that destroy our health in relationship to the destruction of the environment. In essence, corporations don't care about future generations, both of people and the planet Earth. What they want is instant profits. At best, corporations look towards seven years while ancient Native Americans consider we need to foster health in seven future generations.

Our current behaviors doom future life on Earth due to pollution, wars, child abuse, high rates of depression and anxiety. All of these "horrors" are sitting on our laps. All of us are responsible.

Are we going to remain stagnate in the mess we have created? Could we foster a consciousness that leads to an evolution! Revolutions need to go the way of the dinosaur! They just go in circles. We need evolution, not a rerun of history.

Many people don't realize the horrors we are manifesting. If they do, they go into hiding. In the consequences regarding our world, we continue to manifest pollution, wars and a lack of deep intelligence regarding our planet. Consider this reading the following New York Time article regarding the potential of our realizing being under a Dark Age.

Let that stick in. We're heading into a Dark Age. Our deep conditioning and lack of questioning has made it hard for us to realize the horrors our culture has manifested. The Tao Te Ching can actually help to foster a healthy love filled world.

We have the power to foster a stable and lively future for ourselves, and our children x seven generations +. In so doing, we can co-create an atmosphere, water, animals and land that will maintain our health and well being.

Time in our sick world is rapidly "running out" of time. We are at a pivotal point! It is time for us to "fire" our current Trumps, Clintons and the likes of the Koch Brothers and Rothchilds. Could we then overhaul our world by fostering peace, healthy water, air, and a passionate love for life? How do we/you begin?

To begin, consider the following remarks of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching regarding our world:

There are those who will conquer the world.

And make of it what they conceive or desire.

I see that they will not succeed.

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