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The need for humility

We take the bus toward Fethiye, Turkey, passing through a world of fog. We are on our way to Oludeniz, where we plan to hike on the Lycian Way. 837 more words


A Matter of Perspective

Tao Tuesday – in participation with the Tao Te Ching Daily site by Amy Putkonen.

Chapter 79

Failure is an opportunity.

If you blame someone else,

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Feeling Philosophical

* Tao Inspiration - Acceptance and Peace

Accept the world as it is.

If you accept the world,

the Tao will be luminous inside you

and you will return to your primal self. 81 more words


The Tao that can be told is not the eternal tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. 道可道,非常道.名可名,非常名.

“The Tao that can be told” speaks to the knowledge, the accumulative knowledge that can be recorded, learned, and transferred in a physical way. It is not eternal because it is subject to change. 278 more words


Tao Te Ching (Translated By Stephen Mitchell)


The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real. 6,517 more words

The idea of Bounty

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
~ Denis Waitley… 148 more words


If you realize that all things change,

there is nothing you will try to hold on to.

If you are not afraid of dying, 

there is nothing that you cannot achieve.

74th Verse

Tao Te Ching