Tao Te Ching Day 43: A Story

A distinguished man walks upright to the sound of his breath and the beat of his own heart. Pushing forward beyond what others would call common sense, into another realm. A realm of his own sense, born from the depths of hell and the farthest reaches of heaven. He moved into an apocalypse stance toContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 43: A Story”

Tao Te Ching Day 42: Subtle Clarity

“If one wishes to shrink it, One must first expand it. If one wishes to weaken it, One must first strengthen it. TTC 36 (Lin) When I was a kid I loved milk and milk based products. I would consume a gallon of milk in about two days. I was a gluten. I remember aContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 42: Subtle Clarity”

Tao Te Ching Day 41: War II

I feel, as of late, that I am at war with myself all over again. My knowing self, my higher self understands what must be done to end the war. But my lower self, my animal self feels that it just needs to push harder. If only we keep going forward harder eventually our opponentContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 41: War II”

Tao Te Ching Day 40: Outcomes

We try, we really do. I see it everyday in every person I meet. There is such a great effort given to being the very best version of ones self in the eyes of another. I see the exhaustion of so many worn out people, sleeping on the shoulders of those with blood shot eyesContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 40: Outcomes”

Tao Te Ching Day 39: The Average Man

Perhaps I have been to lost in my own thought of how I understand the Tao, that the understanding that was taking place was lost to me. I have a carnal desire for comfort, for ease, for anything really that makes me feel good. I found myself feeling really good about my own understanding ofContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 39: The Average Man”

Tao Te Ching Day 35: Virtues

I went for a hike with my girlfriend today in a completely new space, to us. We had never before set foot in the area that we did today, prior to today. Then I thought well that is always true. We never walk in the same place as the same person ever. Like the sayingContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 35: Virtues”

Tao Te Ching Day 25: Living Through Suffering

“Favor and disgrace make one fearful The greatest misfortune is the self…” TTC 13 Lin I am suffering today. All my expectations about this week have slowly eroded to a heaping pile of rubble as my body has completely given up on me. I am in suffering at this moment. I see it as suchContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 25: Living Through Suffering”

Tao Te Ching Day 24: Flexibility

Flexibility strikes me today, as a lesson to embody from the Tao Te Ching. I have been in the process the past few days of working on my alignment as I shared on day 21, I was out of Alignment.  Due to multiple factors, not the least of these has to do with my flexibility. Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 24: Flexibility”

Tao Te Ching Day 23: Fear

Banish Learning, no more grief. Between Yes and No, how much difference? TTC- Chp. 20 (A&L) The illusions of fear seem to always be present, or rather fear seems to always be presenting itself. I have been doing a deep dive into the heart of my fear. Every time fear arises, I sit with it.Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 23: Fear”

Tao Te Ching Day 22: Expectations

“At rest is easy to hold. Not yet impossible is easy to plan. Brittle is easy to break. Fine is easy to scatter. TTC – Chp. 64 (Addiss & Lombardo) We come into this world bound. I would like to say that we come in free, but this is not true. The truth is weContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 22: Expectations”