By: Ann Alesio

Welcome to our weekly musings where we will share thoughts, inspirations, favorite literature, art and music. Each musing will have a link to follow where you can make discoveries of your own. Enjoy the long weekend!

I reference this book nearly every day for insight and inspiration. I have chosen # 54 because I just turned 54 last month.

Tao te Ching

Writer: Stephen Mitchell

In 81 brief chapters, Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell’s bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

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(Search for “Tao Te Ching” in the above search box on their Bookshop.Org page, as every purchases kick back 30% of the sale to our local Lincoln, NE bookstore. YAY!!!)