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Taoists are like water

You may know the concept to which Taoists ascribe — of emulating water to more closely be attuned to the Tao. It is a difficult idea for Westerners, as we have been taught to break through whatever barriers we face with brute strength, regardless of cost to ourselves or others. 484 more words

Tao

Wu Wei and the Checkout Clerk

I was grocery shopping today and the checker was struggling with the amount of vegetables and fruits I purchased. Each had to be weighed and keyed into the computer, which is more time consuming than just scanning the UPC code of some pre-packing item. 225 more words

Tao

Wu Wei

The essence of Wu Wei is this: maximum efficiency comes as a result of minimum interference.

So, here’s another post with a Chinese sounding name. 223 more words

Writing Tips

The Journey Continues

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them. That only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” 404 more words

Calming the Monkey Mind

What prevents us from logic thinking and true action? The monkey mind is an often discussed topic in China and grew popular with legends like Wukong (the monkey king). 461 more words

Knowledge

Laughing willow

No pain, no body
Only the willow
Laughing with the rain

Poetry

Mindfulness and Tai Chi

Is Tai Chi buzzword compliant? Mindfulness is the latest you simply must try/cure for everything. What is it, does it work and how does it work and can we say Tai Chi does the same job. 1,574 more words

Tai Chi