Immy Chua

Just Being and Let things Happen….

Friday Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

“The further one goes, the less one knows.”

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”

“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”

“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.”

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty”

Lao Tzu

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

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Author: Immy Chua

A day after I turned 42, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 4 bladder cancer….what a surprise birthday gift! 16 years ago on my birthday, my late brother was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away after 6 months of chemotherapy. My doctors told me they were unable to cure me….as my cancer is an aggressive type. The statistic with chemotherapy treatment is 45% in 5 years. I refused chemotherapy because of my brother. So, I asked if I don’t do anything, what would happen? My doctor told me….if I don’t do anything, after 3 months, my cancer will spread to every parts of my body. I told my doctor, 3 months, I still have plenty of time to find a solution. So..I rejected the death sentence and went searching for solution……..My cancer journey start ….. This blog is about my exciting cancer journey which helps me to discover and reassess my life, my relationship with my family, my so-called career goal, my diet, my view, my belief…..everything…..for the past 2 years… I wish it will help everyone to look at illness as a blessing and opportunity to heal rather than seeing yourself as a victim.

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