The modern era is more of technology and less of humanity, where things are loved and people are just used. But it should be vice versa because living things are meant to be loved and non-living things are meant to be used. Most of people find happiness outside and left with disappointment. Daoism teaches that happiness is inside you and you can get it by following key concepts of Daoism. It is also known as Taoism.
If you need to instruct or direct your life in a way to find inner happiness, you should inculcate following Daoism teachings:
1. Compassion, kindness, and Love:
There is nothing more powerful than the feeling of love, compassion, and kindness. Gradually when you grow in the world and acknowledge its reality, you become complicated and selfish and forget the true meaning of life.
Daoism reveals that love is the basic need of your soul and it is the energy that governs your life. Love for you, compassion for animals, and kindness for the people around you are the basics to maintain the relations at its best and get a positive response from the universe. If you will go back to the basics, your life will be easier and less complicated because you return to the source of being.
2. Moderation, simplicity, and frugality:
The philosophy of Daoism considers that simplicity is the greatest treasure. When you are moderate in choosing your thoughts, simple inaction, and frugal in wasting unnecessary energy, you will enjoy living in a more fulfilled way. The constant practice of it will develop the wisdom to better navigate the life and direct it in the natural flow. This way, you will be more connected to yourself instead of the world. And this connection will strengthen the inner powers.
3. Humility and modesty:
You must realize that life is another name of constant changes. Not only the death but also obstacles are certain. So, you need to know how to deal with them. You should not afraid of dying and let go of things that are beyond your control. By this teaching, Daoism emphasizes on the learning the art of acceptance. Once you accept the harsh truth of life, you will end up suffering by accepting and believe in the thought that nothing is permanent. The time will change and so are the problems.
4. Go with the flow:
Daoism teaches the connection between nature and humanity. Humans must connect to nature in order to find the true self. So, you should not interrupt the flow of life. If a situation or condition occurs, you should allow things to take its natural course instead of intervening. It simply means that if you are not aware of what to do, it is better not to do anything and wait for the right time to let things happen in its certain way. Taoism works on the philosophy, “When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.”