Tao Te Ching Day 38: The Spirit of Life

I have fallen down more times than I can remember. From the physical act of falling or getting knocked on my ass to the emotional act of getting knocked on my ass it happens to all of us. We are a people of perpetual fall downedness. We are a people that were built with someContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 38: The Spirit of Life”

Tao Te Ching Day 37: The Broad Path

If I have a little knowledge Walking on the great Tao I fear only to deviate from it The great Tao is broad and plain But people like the side paths TTC 53 (Lin) Yesterday was a day. It was a good day, a long day, an exhausting day, a frustrating day and a wonderfulContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 37: The Broad Path”

Tao Te Ching Day 27: Going With The Flow

“In governing people and serving Heaven There is nothing like conservation Only with conservation is it called submitting early Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues.” TTC 59 (Lin) In this translation of the Tao Te Ching the author Derek Lin notes that “Conservation is the principle of valuing your time, energy, mind, andContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 27: Going With The Flow”

Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment

I hurt my neck the other day doing pullups, I didn’t properly warm up and didn’t hav enough rest. At the time it happened, I stopped what I was doing and did something else, then did work to fix my neck. My neck still hurts two days later and this morning, I thought I couldContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment”

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 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 17: The Feminine

I can be a difficult person to live with, I can also be a very warm and comforting presence. What decides the way I am unfortunately ends up being outside forces to often. Is the house a mess, I am a mess. Was I unable to sleep, I am restless and irritable. Has the dayContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 17: The Feminine”

Tao Te Ching Day 11: The River

“Crippled becomes whole…” TTC – Chp. 22 Addiss & Lombardo What does this refer to, some sort of miracle healing practice? Those with out legs, will walk again? Maybe, or maybe it means that, like a person who looses one sense, other senses become stronger. Another translation of this is, “yield and reman whole…” TTC-Continue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 11: The River”

Tao Te Ching Day 3: The Way (with audio)

Listen to the Audio Here https://anchor.fm/matthew-whiteside/episodes/Tao-Te-Ching-Day-3-The-Way-euo630 The brain flips over and over trying desperately to grasp at this content that seems so opposing to it self. My mind wrestles with what I should write but my body, my heart knows already what it is saying. This is the beautiful mystery of the teaching of theContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 3: The Way (with audio)”

Find Joy Now

I feel inspired to write, I let go of the job.  I let go of the fear that I couldn’t do it on my own, or at least in a different way.  I spend a lot of time saying I want to help people find joy in their lives.  I want to help people beContinue reading “Find Joy Now”