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 38: The Spirit of Life

I have fallen down more times than I can remember. From the physical act of falling or getting knocked on my ass to the emotional act of getting knocked on my ass it happens to all of us. We are a people of perpetual fall downedness. We are a people that were built with someContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 38: The Spirit of Life”

Tao Te Ching Day 37: The Broad Path

If I have a little knowledge Walking on the great Tao I fear only to deviate from it The great Tao is broad and plain But people like the side paths TTC 53 (Lin) Yesterday was a day. It was a good day, a long day, an exhausting day, a frustrating day and a wonderfulContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 37: The Broad Path”

Tao Te Ching Day 36: Cause and Effect

Let’s face it we live in a cause and effect universe. While writing my finger hits the key, the key performs a function based on said action. Cause- pressing the key Effect- greatest writer of all time. Day 36 has me tracing back the origins of the first cause. The initial cause and because ofContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 36: Cause and Effect”

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 34: Being a Loser

Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss TTC 48 (Lin) We live in a fickle world, with fickle people and fickle ideas. The word fickle is fickle. I am fickle for writing it and it rhymes with pickle. Can you see the insanity in this. We the people believe in gaining more an moreContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 34: Being a Loser”