How To Handle Uncertainty, According to Chinese Philosophers

How To Handle Uncertainty, According to Chinese Philosophers

Nothing lasts forever. Everything comes and goes. What goes up, must come down. Go with the flow. These are just a few of the phrases that most likely find their roots in Taoism, one of the oldest branches of Chinese philosophy which emerged around 400 and 500 B.C.E. At one point, Taoism served as a


Nothing lasts forever. Everything comes and goes. What goes up, must come down. Go with the flow.

These are just a few of the phrases that most likely find their roots in Taoism, one of the oldest branches of Chinese philosophy which emerged around 400 and 500 B.C.E.

At one point, Taoism served as a religion in ancient rural China, and in later years it emerged as a philosophy around the world. The basic principle of Taoism is that animals, plants, and humans should live in balance with the world around them. As many of us know, this is much easier said than done. 

But what if adapting a Taoist frame of mind could make dealing with uncertainty just a bit easier? In The Path, a book focused on Chinese philosophical thought, Micheal Puett and Christine Gross-Loh claim that ancient Chinese wisdom may still be the secret to the good life millennia later. 

So in the midst of a changing and uncertain world, try starting your new year with a dose of the Tao and see how it impacts your mindset as 2021 throws new curveballs your way. 

What is the Tao?

The Tao roughly translates as “the Way”. And you can think of “the way” as your life’s natural path….



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