An important reminder of the value of stillness, and making time to discover the universe within ourselves.
This scroll is inspired by the concept of comfort in complete acceptance of the universe and a vital step to reclaiming your calm...
It’s meant to be hung by your bedside, over your desk, or wherever you need to be reminded the most to find your calm. We made this scroll to remind ourselves to find peace and we’re excited to be able to share it.
Available in a limited number, in two print colors.
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Every piece is hand-finished and comes Gift-Ready in a premium matte black tray with a custom insert card and wrap around sleeve
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“Empty yourself of everything, let your mind become still.”
We must empty our minds of frivolous thoughts and anxious chatter so we can make space to observe what is really important.
“The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness.” Lao Tzu says.
If we are preoccupied with anxiety or ambition, and living only in our minds then we will miss a thousand moments of the human experience that occur around us while we seek elsewhere.
These often ignored experiences reconnect us to parts of ourselves and help us see things in real perspective. We spend a great deal of time worrying about who we ought to become and what we want to attain, and in the process forget to appreciate who we already are, and what we already have. We tend to focus on what needs to be done next, or what’s missing but focusing instead on ‘what already is’ can help bring the mind calm.
Lao Tzu reminds us that “nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” It is important that we remind ourselves that certain things in life happen on their own schedule, and cannot be rushed by our worrying. or anxiety.
These fears and worries are signs of an overactive ego. And our ego can often get in the way of our true goals, stealing our focus and energy to grow its own over-ambitious internal image. When we let go of the distractions of our ego we can discover who we really are and what we could really be.
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About Lao Tzu
– Oficially not much is known about Lao Tzu, he is said to have been a record keeper in the court of the central Chinese Zhou Dynasty in the 6th century B.C. and an older contemporary of Confucius.
According to legend he grew tired of life in the Zhou court and sought exile along the western borders of the Chinese empire. But before disappearing from history he is said to have compiled his teachings and philosophy in the sacred text called the ‘Tao Te Ching’.
In his absence the book serves as a reminder of his wisdom, teaching us to look at the apparent discord in the world, and find through it an underlying harmony guided by nature.
His words serve an important reminder of the value of stillness, calm, and making time to discover the universe within ourselves.