Tag: Tao

Inspiration – the Source

I came across this translation of the Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell, and am really enjoying the fresh language and approach to the wisdom of Lao Tzu. A part of me also wonders, could it be that I have changed over time, and…

More Yin and Less Yang

We live in an active, alert and agitated Yang dominated world. I’ve been noticing how people respond differently to this in WordPress. The Yang aspects of ourselves want to acknowledge and state our position in order to lead or enlighten others. The Yin or…

Inspiration – Knowing

This repost just about sums it up for me today. Its one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. “Knowing the world is intelligent. Knowing yourself is enlightenment. Bending the world to your will takes force. Willing yourself to bend is true…

Tao Wisdom – Vision

Words worth pausing with today. The person who uses only the vision of his eyes is conditioned purely by what he sees. But it’s the intuition of the spirit that perceives reality. The wise have known for a long time that what we know…

Coming from Yin

I took this photo yesterday morning after breakfast, as Don was enjoying his coffee along with birdsong, rustles of the leaves and a slowly rising and warming sun. (If you zoom in, I’m sure you will see a contented smile on his face) Finding…

Potter and Space

The potter knows she plays with clay but works with space, For the use of the bowl is its empty space. It is the same with the room, Made whole by the emptiness between the walls. Remember that something is not everything. Nothing is…

Your Choice

  “One side of a ridge is cold and foggy, The other side is hot and dry. Just be choosing where you stand, You alter your destiny.” ~ Deng Ming-Dao Tao Meditations   We make choices every minute that create the pattern of our…

Let Life Be Like Yin Yoga

I am back from nine days of Yin Yoga teacher training and retreat at my beloved Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. It has been a time of learning, of support, of challenge and of exploration. It opened my body, mind, and yes … my heart 💛…

* Nature’s Rhythms

“There is both in Nature and in ourselves, an indissoluble unity of body, mind and spirit. Within this unity, however, there is always the ceaseless interplay of Yin and Yang and the constant flow of the Five Elements in everything that we find around…

* Tao Inspiration ☯ – Follow the Current

Tao is the unknowable fundamental of the universe. Follow its current, And it is the source of joy and wonder. Fight against it, And it is merely a refuge. Eloquent words and admirable deeds yield profit, But those lacking such things, do they not…

* Embrace Tao ☯

Embrace Tao and you will move effortlessly with the world. At peace, you will generate peace. The pleasures of life seem emphasized against their backdrop, But the ubiquitous presence of Tao Is encompassing to the extent that it goes unnoticed. It is not seen…

* Tao Inspiration ☯ – The game is never over

There are no fixed limits Time does not stand still. Nothing endures, Nothing is final. You cannot lay hold Of the end or the beginning. He who is wise sees near and far As the same, Does not despise the small Or value the…

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