Lovely quote. Frame it up but don't mention Lao Tzu because I don't think he said it . The Tao Teh Ching used to be my favourite study book when I was learning Chinese and I can't remember anything like it in there.If you are depressed you are living in the past.― Lao Tzu
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.
That's a good simple quote,the worldwide pharmaceutical companies would not want many to read and understand that one,that quote is going up on the fibro office wall in the morning..thanks..
The words don't feel right anyway. "Peace" sounds very New Age, which Lao Tzu wasn't. He'd rather be still, plain and empty, which his New Age fans aren't .
Mind you, the idea behind the quote was excellent but Lao Tzu would have said it like this:
Terminate the known, no regrets
Let go the unknown, no worries
Still and empty, the sage stays centered.