The Four Rules Of Living According To Lao Tzu

Four Rules Of Living According Lao Tzu

4. Supportiveness

When we are supportive of ourselves, with kind words, loving actions and self-care, we are naturally supportive of others. This virtue is the basic tenet of humanity. We are naturally social beings and, at our core, we want to be with others and to help others. Many experiments show how humans are motivated by connection and will move towards this rather than other things.

When we give to others, share and support others, we become happy.   Our lives become meaningful and our hearts full. Supportiveness is about service. Open-hearted service for the sake of helping others and benefiting others, with no thought to our own gain. Supportiveness is also about holding space for another, listening to another, and being there for others. It is radical loving kindness in action. This quote by the poet, Hafiz, sums it up: “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’”

“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving.” Wayne Dyer

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Let these four rules of living by Lao Tzu, fragrance your life, and notice the grace and ease that will come your way. For each one of these virtues brings in a way of being that is light, graceful and flowing and will help you shed destructive, self-defeating patterns that sabotage your inner peace and happiness.

“The four cardinal virtues are a road map to the simple truth of the universe. To revere all of life, to live with natural sincerity, to practice gentleness, and to be in service to others is to replicate the energy field from which you originated.”  Dr Wayne Dyer


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Azriel ReShel

Azriel ReShel is a Yoga teacher and healing facilitator who has traveled widely to sacred places and now calls the beautiful Byron Bay home. A certified Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer, Spiritual Counsellor, and Flower Essence Therapist, Azriel is also a writer and musician. Azriel runs weekly yoga and meditation classes in the Byron Shire, as well as facilitates retreats and workshops locally and internationally. She has a passion for opening people to their innate peaceful nature and her facilitation style is nurturing and uplifting. Azriel has a background in Psychology and Psychotherapy and has studied spiritual wisdom, yoga, and meditation with her teachers in India for many years and is a Oneness Trainer with the Oneness University. She is also a Hawaiian Hula dancer, musician, and author.View Author posts