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5 Secrets to Wu Wei, the Taoist Principle of Effortless Effort

As we progress through the process of ascension, several stages occur. Among them is a shake-up which inspires an initial awakening, then the full realization of truth, followed by the development of discernment to ascertain a correct course of action. 1,070 more words

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Bringing Giants to their Knees

There are two kinds of growth. Either we grow so slowly we are like mountains gaining a centimeter a year, or we grow as fast as kudzu covering an entire valley in one summer. 927 more words


That's one breath

Seeking is not finding. (Trying is not doing.)

In order to find what we are looking for, we stop what we are doing.

“Do you know how to do nothing?”

For, say, 15 seconds?

From The Counsellor

Thoughts On The Dao

“If you are always without desires, you thereby observe its marvels. If always have desires, you thereby observe its outer fringe.” -Laozi

Possible interpretations:

A. If you are not seeking something from afar, you are much more aptly to attain and immerse your being with what is occurring in that moment with the Dao, being in an ordinary state of consciousness, yet fully absorbed in its action. 119 more words

The path of least resistance

Water always flows downhill. Sometimes we act as salmons in life though, wanting to swim upstream. I know I do. There’s an ancient belief called “the past of least resistance” that also refers to Taoism. 212 more words

When you grapple with a problem

In the previous post on sickness and pride I suggested that we should view our frustration with the common cold as pointing to the deeper problem of our pride, or the illusion of a self that is in control. 435 more words


   Without even stretching the elasticity of your contemplative prowess, I’m sure you could come up with a dozen different reasons one might want to climb. The view from the top is unmatched, the workout alone can give you the body of Adonis, and of course there are puzzles that would make the most stubborn bridge troll retreat in anguish. 872 more words