“I have three treasures I hold on to them and protect them The first is called compassion The second is called conservation The third is called not daring to be ahead in the world. (Humility) TTC 67 (Lin) So, you want to be a Taoist Sage, well here it is for you folks, the secretContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 71: “The Room” How To Become A Taoist Sage”
The struggle is real some days. And it is not a struggle like, oh life is so complex, or problems are unmanageable, but damn, somedays it feels like it. Have you ever been in a situation where everything is seemingly just fine, yet you find yourself full of anxiety, unsure of how you will beContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 69 😆: Step by Step”
Favor and disgrace make one fearful The greatest misfortune is the self What does “favor and disgrace make one fearful” mean? Favor is high; disgrace is low Having it makes one fearful Losing it makes one fearful This is “favor and disgrace make one fearful” TTC 13 (Lin) I see the deceit in the manyContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 56: All Things Pass”
The spirit of competition came to me as a radio interview while I was driving into work one day years ago. I had always been a competitive person; the need to prove myself against another was a strong motivating force for me as I was growing up. I had always competed to be better, toContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 55: The Spirit of Competition”
There are many sick people in the world, and I realized today that my job is not to heal any of them. My only job is to get myself healthy enough as to not become sick in their presence.
There is an inflammation of the self that begins upon any great endeavor. Not an inflation of the ego but an inflamed sense of being, an agitation to the pressure of the process as it unfolds, can be seen as growing pains. It’s like any process that requires growth. We must undertake the responsibility ofContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 52: Inflammation”
If a searching place is where we abide then the soul may never rest but at your side,
Come to peace with what you are, the natural happening of the stars.
Instead of seeking let us find, bonded together for all of time,
An eternal embrace of Yin and Yang One to one forever the same.
We can never go back to the way things were once we know the truth of life. We can obviously try and go back, but time and time again we will find a brick wall with buzz saws waiting to meet us. The truth is a sharp blade that decimates anyone in its path. AnyoneContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 50: Truth We Hide From”
I have been digesting multiple translations of the Tao Te Ching for over 49 days. The past two days my writing came out in the form of poetry. But, I got to be honest, it felt really good. Something about writing by feeling instead of sense, feels so much more expressive and meaningful than tryingContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 49: The Tao Decoded”
Those who know do not talk Those who talk do not know TTC 56 (Lin) Some day’s speak for themselves. “Close the mouth Shut the doors Blunt the sharpness Unravel the knots Dim the glare Mix the dust This is called Mystic Oneness.” TTC 56 (Lin) I also call this meditation, or as I haveContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 47: Long Day”