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 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”

Tao Te Ching Day 79: Yes And…

“The Tao of Heaven: Does not contend and yet excels in winning Does not speak and yet excels in responding Is not summoned and yet comes on its own Is unhurried and yet excels in planning The heavenly net is vast Loose, and yet does not let anything slip through” TTC 73 (Lin) How canContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 79: Yes And…”

Tao Te Ching Day 73: Haiku

Growing through time, peace Moving fast, speeding by, death. Sunrise, sunset, Tao. Those who are on tiptoes cannot stand Those who straddle cannot walk Those who flaunt themselves are not clear Those who presume themselves are not distinguished Those who praise themselves have no merit Those who boast about themselves do not last Those withContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 73: Haiku”

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”

Tao Te Ching Day 70: King of The Valley

Rivers and Oceans can be the kings of a hundred valleys Because of their goodness in staying low. So they can be kings of a hundred valleys Thus if sages wish to be over people they must speak humbly to them. If they wish to be in front of people They must place themselves behindContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 70: King of The Valley”