Tao Te Ching Day 70: King of The Valley

Rivers and Oceans can be the kings of a hundred valleys Because of their goodness in staying low. So they can be kings of a hundred valleys Thus if sages wish to be over people they must speak humbly to them. If they wish to be in front of people They must place themselves behindContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 70: King of The Valley”

Tao Te Ching Day 69 😆: Step by Step

The struggle is real some days. And it is not a struggle like, oh life is so complex, or problems are unmanageable, but damn, somedays it feels like it. Have you ever been in a situation where everything is seemingly just fine, yet you find yourself full of anxiety, unsure of how you will beContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 69 😆: Step by Step”

Tao Te Ching Day 68: Relationships and The Great Tao

I Don’t know that there is anything better than spending time with the people you love. It is both fulfilling and challenging. It is fulfilling because to experience the light of another divine, human consciousness connected to your own feels like the reason for the entirety of the cosmos. Challenging because sometimes we can beContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 68: Relationships and The Great Tao”

Tao Te Ching Day 67: A Prayer

I keep coming back to the word “Contentment.” The word means a state of happiness and satisfaction. The Tao Te Ching says, “There is no crime greater than greed, No disaster greater than discontentment No fault greater than avarice Thus the satisfaction of contentment is the lasting satisfaction“ TTC 46 (Lin) Avarice means extreme greedContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 67: A Prayer”

Tao Te Ching Day 66: According With The Tao

“Sparse speech is natural Thus strong wind does not last all morning Sudden rain does not last all day What makes this so? Heaven and Earth Even Heaven and Earth cannot make it last How can humans?” TTC 23 (Lin) I am drained from the emotions of my day yesterday and feel the need toContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 66: According With The Tao”

Tao Te Ching Day 65: Why Classifying Good and Bad is Useless

Therefore the good person is the teacher of the bad person The bad person is the resource of the good person TTC 27 (Lin) I want to help people; I really have a desire to help people. Because I needed a great deal of help, other people’s service saved my life. I believe in teachingContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 65: Why Classifying Good and Bad is Useless”

Tao Te Ching Day 64: Question Everything?

“Those who understand others are intelligent Those who understand themselves are enlightened. TTC 33 (Lin) Who we are is a question of what we do. Or maybe who we are is a question of what we’ve done. No, perhaps it is a question of what we strive to be, our intentions, and not our actions.Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 64: Question Everything?”

Tao Te Ching Day 63: Eternal Anchor

“Have little and recieve Have much and be confused” TTC 22 (Lin) I remember a time in my life when I was first getting sober that I thought getting out of bed to brush my teeth and shower was the most significant accomplishment any human could ever reach. Three years later and my overall hygieneContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 63: Eternal Anchor”

Tao Te Ching Day 62: Teaching With Out Words

We went to the river today. The weather in Georgia has been hot and cold; today has been a cool and pleasant day. It is nice to get out in nature, be amongst the trees, the rocks, and the water. It speaks in a way that no person could. Nature gives instruction with out utteringContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 62: Teaching With Out Words”

Tao Te Ching Day 61: Fucking Names

What limitations I place on Tao are the same limitations I place on my existence. To name anything is to lose the essence of the thing. “The Tao that can be named is not the eternal Tao.” Chap. 1 Right from the start, we are warned not to name this eternal power. We are givenContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 61: Fucking Names”