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Tao Te Ching: stop being holy

All we really need to do, I sometimes think, is read a good translation of the Tao Te Ching, like the rather free-handed one by Ursula K. 210 more words

Good things turn up when you're not looking for it

I have always loved the word ‘Serendipity’- a joyful confluence of unexpected but desirable outcomes and good luck. In my previous post, I shared how I was on a long holiday and how I was (desperately) seeking inspiration for new ideas and ventures. 665 more words

Meaningful Life

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Top twenty most popular themes as of 4/6/2014, according to WordPress.  They don’t say how many of these are actually used in active blogs.  Who knows how many are used in dead or inactive blogs?  271 more words


March 28, 2014

Lao-Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher during the Zhou Dynasty. He is regarded as the founder of Taoism, and is revered as a Deity in the religion. 595 more words


The Dinner - Haibun Thinking: Week 10

Each time she did anything, she always questioned whether it was the best she could do or if maybe there was just one thing more that could be done to make that job better.  212 more words


wu wei

My garden is a wonderful tangle of kwaZulu indigenous growth gone wild. Interfered with only by my best man Tobias’ earnestly-felt desire to do something. Recently he trimmed the undergrowth near the birdbath and the spot where beautiful turquoise Araneus apricus spins her web each night and takes it down every morning. 346 more words


Wu Wei

“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” This beautiful quote by Basho perfectly captures what is meant by the Taoist principle wu wei, which is often translated as “doing nothing” or “non-action”. 1,031 more words