Tao Te Ching Day 85: Wet Ass Water the Sequel

That the weak overcomes the strong And the soft overcomes the hard Everybody in the world knows But cannot put into practice TTC 78 (Lin) Why can this not be put into practice, because to try and practice is an assertive act? Water does not assert itself. It lets itself be moved. It trusts theContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 85: Wet Ass Water the Sequel”

Tao Te Ching Day 72: The Warriors- How to Be The Greatest

“The great generals are not warlike The great warriors do not get angry Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them” TTC 68 (Lin) Of all the greatest warriors in history, the strongest of the strong, each and every one of them had one thing in common; they all kicked some seriousContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 72: The Warriors- How to Be The Greatest”


I sometimes forget that in the book of Genesis, the story of “The Garden of Eden,” there was another tree aside from “The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil.” The second tree in the garden was called “The Tree of Life.” You may be wondering what this has to do with the TaoContinue reading “TAO TE CHING DAY 57: THE TREE 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 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)”

Tao Te Ching Day 2: The Master (with audio link)

The master does not concern them selves with the worrying of the future because they know that every end is a new beginning, and in each new moment is a limitless possibility for the full array of creation.

Its Time

Here I go… It’s one of those. The question is, If I truly believe and have faith in God then what’s taking so long. How have I not already been out living and loving and sharing joy and love with everyone I meet? I see it all the time and from me the majority ofContinue reading “Its Time”

All In: Upon Awakening Podcast

https://anchor.fm/matthew-whiteside/episodes/All-in-e9vu2e https://anchor.fm/matthew-whiteside/episodes/All-in-e9vu2e Sherrie and I go all in and make a huge investment. Although there is fear we choose to walk by faith. Click the link and enjoy the episode.  Thanks for listening.

You Are The Savior of The World.

  It’s Christmas morning and it’s time for presents so I’d like to present you with this. No one is coming to save me from my life. No one is coming to forgive me of my sin and no one is coming to avenge the world and cleanse it of all the evil. No oneContinue reading “You Are The Savior of The World.”

Policing Without Killing: Science or Science Fiction by Matthew Poole

I had a dream last night. I was sitting in a room with a group of people for what seemed to be some type of debrief or grief counselling group that involved people whose family members were victims of a recent active shooter. Four things stuck out in detail. 1. There was a man leadingContinue reading “Policing Without Killing: Science or Science Fiction by Matthew Poole”