Tag: The Tao

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Your Greatest Treasures


Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

When it comes to practical guidance, Lao Tzu gets to the heart of things. If we take this premise—simplicity, patience, and compassion are our greatest treasures—one could argue about whether they are the “greatest”; yet they are full of wisdom.


Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. School: Valores y Puntos de Vista (Values and Viewpoints)


Greetings, fellow Ricochetti! This episode came to mind recently as I read various posts and comments here detailing the sad state of civil society and the country at large. Conservatism/Classical Liberalism still holds up as a worldview; but the shared scaffolding holding it – and us – together is tottering. Mortar needs replaced at the foundation. What are the strongest ingredients? Let’s stroll down memory lane together, shall we?

Forty years ago this week, I had completed my junior year at the high school in my cocoon of a small town. My soon-to-finish years as an LHS Bulldog would give me milestone memories and the confidence to take on the logistic and philosophic challenges ahead. Little did I know that the first of these would take place in Spanish class just months before. Our enthusiastic, classically-trained teacher had been known to treat us to homemade paella rather than cafeteria lunch, to play Latin-inspired dance records, and wear a serape to class every-so-often: Her tendency to be spontaneous in her lesson-plans added zest to our learning.


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