Tao Te Ching Day 80: Overwhelm

“While alive, the body is soft and pliant When dead, it is hard and rigid All living things, grass and trees, While alive, are soft and supple When dead, become dry and brittle” TTC 76 (Lin) I have a shit load of things, tasks, work, stuff to do in my life at the moment, andContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 80: Overwhelm”

Tao Te Ching Day 79: Yes And…

“The Tao of Heaven: Does not contend and yet excels in winning Does not speak and yet excels in responding Is not summoned and yet comes on its own Is unhurried and yet excels in planning The heavenly net is vast Loose, and yet does not let anything slip through” TTC 73 (Lin) How canContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 79: Yes And…”

Tao Te Ching Day 78: The Bold and The Beautiful

The bold and daring will be killed the bold and not daring will survive. TTC 73 (Lin) This is an interesting passage from the Tao Te Ching. It is saying that to be bold, meaning having a distinct identity and holding serve, you will live. However, if you throw some daring in there, you willContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 78: The Bold and The Beautiful”

Tao Te Ching Day 77: Who’s Asking?

Therefore the sages: Know themselves but do not glorify themselves Respect themselves but do not praise themselves Thus they discard that and take this. TTC 72 (Lin) Why are we to know thy self and not glorify ourselves? Why are we to respect ourselves and not praise ourselves? And, what is discarding that and takingContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 77: Who’s Asking?”

Tao Te Ching Day 76: Ron’s Pizza

Do not limit their place do not reject their livelihood Because the ruler does not reject them Therefore they do not reject the ruler. TTC 72 (Lin) I have cried a lot in the last two weeks. Really good crying, too, the kind that makes you feel so bad it feels good. The kind whereContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 76: Ron’s Pizza”

Tao Te Ching Day 75: The Waldo

Agression, force only produce counter forces. Since we live in a physical world we are dealing with the forces of physical law constantly. I couldn’t break wind with out force, and trapped gas hurts. So why does the Tao Te Ching talk about never doing anything, never being an agressor or a force of anyContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 75: The Waldo”

Tao Te Ching Day 74: I don’t know

“To know that you do not know is highest To not know but think you know is flawed Only when one recognizes the fault as a fault can one be without fault The sages are without fault Because they recognize the fault as a fault That is why they are without fault” TTC 71 (Lin)Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 74: I don’t know”

Tao Te Ching Day 73: Haiku

Growing through time, peace Moving fast, speeding by, death. Sunrise, sunset, Tao. Those who are on tiptoes cannot stand Those who straddle cannot walk Those who flaunt themselves are not clear Those who presume themselves are not distinguished Those who praise themselves have no merit Those who boast about themselves do not last Those withContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 73: Haiku”

Tao Te Ching Day 72: The Warriors- How to Be The Greatest

“The great generals are not warlike The great warriors do not get angry Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them” TTC 68 (Lin) Of all the greatest warriors in history, the strongest of the strong, each and every one of them had one thing in common; they all kicked some seriousContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 72: The Warriors- How to Be The Greatest”

Tao Te Ching Day 71: “The Room” How To Become A Taoist Sage

“I have three treasures I hold on to them and protect them The first is called compassion The second is called conservation The third is called not daring to be ahead in the world. (Humility) TTC 67 (Lin) So, you want to be a Taoist Sage, well here it is for you folks, the secretContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 71: “The Room” How To Become A Taoist Sage”