In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves constantly striving for the next big thing, the next milestone, or the next achievement. But amidst the hustle and bustle, we tend to overlook the present moment and the joy it can bring. Embracing the philosophy of being where your feet are means focusing on the now,Continue reading “The Joy of Being Present: Embrace Life One Step at a Time”
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Embracing the Silver Linings: The Unexpected Benefits of Suffering
Suffering, an inevitable part of the human experience, often feels unbearable and cruel. However, it also possesses the potential to contribute to our personal growth and self-discovery. By examining the benefits of suffering, we can learn to find meaning and purpose during difficult times. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the positive aspectsContinue reading “Embracing the Silver Linings: The Unexpected Benefits of Suffering”
The Perils of Personal Gratification: Why a Service-Based Life Leads to Greater Fulfillment
In today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven society, it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeking personal gratification as the ultimate goal. However, this pursuit can have adverse effects on our well-being and overall happiness. In contrast, a service-based life, centered on contributing to the welfare of others, can lead to a more fulfilling existence. This blogContinue reading “The Perils of Personal Gratification: Why a Service-Based Life Leads to Greater Fulfillment”
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”