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.
We can never go back to the way things were once we know the truth of life. We can obviously try and go back, but time and time again we will find a brick wall with buzz saws waiting to meet us. The truth is a sharp blade that decimates anyone in its path. AnyoneContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 50: Truth We Hide From”
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”
“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”
“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”
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”
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”
“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”
I hurt my neck the other day doing pullups, I didn’t properly warm up and didn’t hav enough rest. At the time it happened, I stopped what I was doing and did something else, then did work to fix my neck. My neck still hurts two days later and this morning, I thought I couldContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment”
Knowing others is intelligence, Knowing your self is enlightened. TTC – Chp. 33 (Addiss & Lombardo) Chapter 33, stuck out to me today. I have spent all day at the baseball fields with my kids as they play in baseball tournaments. The sun, excitement, the dust, the driving and the constant action have left meContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 20: We Have All We Will Ever Need”