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 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”

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”

Surrendering

When you want to quit, you should surrender instead.  Surrender holding onto the processes, the terror, the thought demons that hold on to you.  Surrender controlling the outcome because the outcome is an instance of so many variables that have a smaller correlation with your perceived action then we may ever truly realize.  I don’tContinue reading “Surrendering”

Change: Do we all have to do it?

Sherrie and I have a new Mic, so the quality isn’t crappy anymore. In this episode, we talk about the inevitability of change and suffering in life and how we go about dealing with life’s most difficult situations. Also, we talk about farts for a bit. Enjoy.

Are You Interested in Truth?

Seeking purpose today is my goal, discovering a reason and a need to get out of bed and do something, anything.  Because, unfortunately, I have spent a large portion of my life aimless and without purpose.  Wondering, and depressed, drunken and alone.  So I started writing, I started working on my purpose, I started thisContinue reading “Are You Interested in Truth?”