The Tao is empty When utilized, it is not filled up So deep! It seems to be the source of all things TTC 4 (Lin) There is room for everything. Once decide to live in eternity , space becomes more available, and time becomes our tool.
“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”
“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”
“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”
Have you ever had a day where it felt like you were damned if you did, and damned if you didn’t? Shit, I know I have. Today feels like one of those damned days. The interesting thing about these days is that they look on the outside like every other day. It is filled withContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 59: Paradoxical Unity”
The reality is this; bills are not going to pay themselves. Kids need food; some, like me, needed more than others, haha. It is scary as hell to go after your dream. It is also scary to trust that what you need is already available to you right now and that WBT is just distracting us from the fact that the cage has been left wide open. There is a Universe so big beautiful, and abundant right outside if only we could take our little gerbil lips of that WBT.
Those who are on tiptoes cannot stand. Those who straddle cannot walk. Those who flaunt themselves are not clear.” TTC- chp. 24 (Derek Lin) The opposite of humility is arrogance and the Tao Te Ching does not mince words about living arrogantly. I have lived a life of trying to find a way to onlyContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 13: Arrogance”
Sometimes the only thing we can do is wait for the sun to come up. Wait for the storm to pass. Wait for the nightmare to be over. Then we can give thanks for the strength, patience and grace to withstand that which we can not control. In the most difficult times, sow deeper rootsContinue reading “Morning Thoughts”
I woke up in a dark room, that’s good because I turned the light off before I fell asleep and if somehow it turned on while I was sleeping then I would think, “is there a ghost?” I wake up unhappy a lot. I am not unhappy I see the man sitting in a darkContinue reading “The Race of Human: We Are Not Separate #WritingCommunity #SaturdayMotivation”
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”