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 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”

Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment

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”

Tao Te Ching Day 20: We Have All We Will Ever Need

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”

Are You Anxious?

I don’t know what it is about Monday (even if you are reading this on a different day) but I am full of anxiety. And, if I know anything about the human condition, its that if I am feeling a certain way, it is a guarantee that there are a bunch of other people feelingContinue reading “Are You Anxious?”

Tao Te Ching Day 2: The Master (with audio link)

The master does not concern them selves with the worrying of the future because they know that every end is a new beginning, and in each new moment is a limitless possibility for the full array of creation.

Find Joy Now

I feel inspired to write, I let go of the job.  I let go of the fear that I couldn’t do it on my own, or at least in a different way.  I spend a lot of time saying I want to help people find joy in their lives.  I want to help people beContinue reading “Find Joy Now”