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 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 19: War

I realized not long ago that the world is as sick as I find myself to be. Am I at odds with me? A question that should not need asking, as I am me, and I should rightly know the answer. Yet, the human mind is a tricky place, it creates so many worm holes,Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 19: War”

Tao Te Ching Day 18: Addiction, Codependency, and Control

The weather has been so beautiful out where I live lately. I love the opportunity to go outside and run around under a big beautiful sun, while the trees and the flowers bloom and blow in the cool April breeze. However, each day at about the 45 minute mark of being outside, my nose startsContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 18: Addiction, Codependency, and Control”

Tao Te Ching Day 9: Simplicity

End sagacity; abandon knowledge, the people benefit a hundred times. Tao Te Ching – Chp. 19 This passage, as I read through the Tao Te Ching, has stuck out to me many times. Mostly, because I had no idea what it was talking about. It seems incredibly counter intuitive to say that getting rid ofContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 9: Simplicity”

A Case For Suffering: Part 2 of “Through My Lens”

In darkness, we cherish the moments that are filled with light.  We see the savagery of the world we live in and turn away from it, a hopeful denial of lost truth. A truth that we knew had been lost long ago, yet we still hold onto the hope of paradise.  We needlessly suffer inContinue reading “A Case For Suffering: Part 2 of “Through My Lens””

Why I Do “The Next Right Thing” Part 1 of Through My Lens.

I feel like the embodiment of struggle.  On most days I feel this way like each breath is a choice I have to make and the argument to make it isn’t as compelling as it used to be.  So often I feel like what’s the point.  What’s the point of getting up every day andContinue reading “Why I Do “The Next Right Thing” Part 1 of Through My Lens.”

I AM DEPRESSED

My oh my, am I a happy pie in the sky kind of joyful guy? Is my life a full-on masterpiece, a grand experiment of the most epic beautiful proportions? No, no it’s not.  And no I am not a joyful guy at the moment. I hate how I feel right now, my lack ofContinue reading “I AM DEPRESSED”