Tao Te Ching Day 34: Being a Loser

Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss TTC 48 (Lin) We live in a fickle world, with fickle people and fickle ideas. The word fickle is fickle. I am fickle for writing it and it rhymes with pickle. Can you see the insanity in this. We the people believe in gaining more an moreContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 34: Being a Loser”

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 8: Letting Go (With Audio)

Check out the Audio Version on my podcast Upon Awakening: https://anchor.fm/matthew-whiteside/episodes/Tao-Te-Ching-Day-8-Letting-Go-e10ch52 “Gold and jade fill up the room, no one is able to protect them. Wealth and position bring arrogance, and leave disasters upon oneself?” Tao Te Ching- Chp. 9 This passage has been sitting on me all day. I am holding on desperately toContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 8: Letting Go (With Audio)”

Withstanding The Chaotic Energy of This Holiday Season.

Welcome back, I say to myself.  You all have been here as I have been in a form of spiritual and experiential hiatus.  It went great, thanks for asking. Now to the business of this writing. You may have noticed something in the past few weeks.  This sense of dread, of confusion, of FEAR.  IfContinue reading “Withstanding The Chaotic Energy of This Holiday Season.”

Let Go: The Death of Being Poor. (With Audio)

I dragged all this stuff with me along the way.  I pulled my dresser and my lamp and my old mattress into the room I would stay. I thought for sure I would need them for where else would I lay. If  I didn’t bring it all with me I would have nothing. I can’tContinue reading “Let Go: The Death of Being Poor. (With Audio)”