Tao Te Ching day 96: Expect the Unexpectacular 😁.

“They succeed but do not dwell on success.” TTC 2 (Lin) Realizing success is a subjective result it does no good to dwell in it, just as it makes no sense to dwell in failure. Each of these things could be the opposite to another individual so it is best to experience it and thenContinue reading “Tao Te Ching day 96: Expect the Unexpectacular 😁.”

Tao Te Ching Day 93: The Experience

Essence and manifestation emerge as one. The unity of these is the mystery of the Universe. It is the secret to everything. Be in essence with out labeling or naming that which you experience. To do so is to experience oneness with everything. Experience everything as distinct and unique to be filled with wonder. ItContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 93: The Experience”

Tao Te Ching Day 90: What it says

“True words are not beautiful Beautiful words are not true Those who are good do not debate Those who debate are not good Those who know are not broad of knowledge Those who are broad of knowledge do not know” TTC 81 (Lin) I can not believe I have read and written about the TaoContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 90: What it says”

Tao Te Ching Day 87: Sacred Life.

Small country, few people Let them have many weapons but not use them Let the people regard death seriously And not migrate far away TTC 80 (Lin) Those that value life do not use weapons. They care for those in their community, so they stay where they are. If we regard our time here onContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 87: Sacred Life.”

Tao Te Ching Day 86: An End to An End

“After settling a great dispute There must be remaining resentments How can this be considered good? Therefore, the sage holds the left part of the contract But does not demand payment from the other person Those who have virtue hold the contract Those without virtue hold the collections The Heavenly Tao has no favorites ItContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 86: An End to An End”

Tao Te Ching Day 84: Wet Ass Water

“Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water Yet nothing is better at overcoming the hard and strong This is because nothing can replace it” TTC 78 (Lin) Oh fresh, stanky water, what a beautiful and mysterious creation we find ourselves dependent on. It is only two molecules, and yet it is essentialContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 84: Wet Ass Water”

Tao Te Ching Day 83: Service Work

The Tao of people is not so Reducing the deficient In order to offer to the excessive Who can offer their excess to the world? Only those who have the Tao Therefore, sages act without conceit Achieve without claiming credit TTC 77 (Lin) We are filled constantly with the Tao; in this sense, I meanContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 83: Service Work”

Tao Te Ching Day 82: The Tao of Heaven

“The Tao of Heaven Reduces the excessive And adds to the deficient” TTC 77 (Lin) I am reminded of one of my many stints in rehab. I would arrive and be either significantly overweight or well; I was always just extremely overweight and malnourished (lucky skinny addicts). Anyway, the people at the rehab would alwaysContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 82: The Tao of Heaven”

Tao Te Ching Day 81: Walking Each Other Through Hell

“Therefore, an inflexible army will not win A strong tree will be cut down the big and forceful occupy a lowly position While the soft and pliant occupy a higher place.” TTC 76 (Lin) I had a thought today (only one), and it struck me as profound to everything I have been living recently. SomeContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 81: Walking Each Other Through Hell”