Tao Te Ching Day 53: Thankful

There are many sick people in the world, and I realized today that my job is not to heal any of them. My only job is to get myself healthy enough as to not become sick in their presence. 

Tao Te Ching Day 51: Our Separateness

If a searching place is where we abide then the soul may never rest but at your side,

Come to peace with what you are, the natural happening of the stars.

Instead of seeking let us find, bonded together for all of time,

An eternal embrace of Yin and Yang
One to one forever the same.

Tao Te Ching Day 49: The Tao Decoded

I have been digesting multiple translations of the Tao Te Ching for over 49 days. The past two days my writing came out in the form of poetry. But, I got to be honest, it felt really good. Something about writing by feeling instead of sense, feels so much more expressive and meaningful than tryingContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 49: The Tao Decoded”

Tao Te Ching Day 46: Home

I stepped away from it all today. My girlfriend and I packed the mountain bikes in the truck and went in search of a mountain. Luckily we had a pretty good idea where one was. Good thing mountains aren’t always moving all over the place of their own accord, how would anyone take a hike?Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 46: Home”

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”