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The only path to serenity

9 Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. … Continue reading

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All you need to know…

33 Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. If you stay in the center and embrace death with … Continue reading

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Stay in the Centre

Verse 33 Knowing others is intelligence: knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power  . If you realize you have enough, you are truly rich. if you stay in the center and embrace death … Continue reading

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Caught in a Rip Tide

78 Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows this is true, but few … Continue reading

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Making use of aloneness

42 The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to Two. Two gives birth to Three. Three gives birth to all things. All things have their back to the female and stand facing the male. When male and female … Continue reading

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The Tao is the Way

Verse 23 is about true intimacy and being at one with all things. To be at one with all things requires to lower the guard and open up fully and completely. Embrace life with everything it has got and take … Continue reading

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Dora is teaching the Tao

This is a beautiful observation as told by my friend Jill. It made me think of verse 36 of the Tao-te-ching. Dora had her first training session last Friday with Penelope the dog whisperer.  It was an indepth evaluation so … Continue reading

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The Tao is the way

This verse from the Tao-te-ching speaks about teaching people to “not know”. What does that mean ? Maybe it is to cease judging, drop expectation and stay open to all possibilities. Understand and drop old conditioning. It is very difficult … Continue reading

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The Tao is the way

Practicing eternity. Verse 52 from the tao-te-ching is about accepting the shadows in oneself. To turn to oneself and allowing everything to be as it is. The past is nothing but a passing cloud, leaving a shadow. Find the shadow … Continue reading

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The tao is the way

I have come to marvel at occasion when I am able to observe a silent teachings unfolding. It helps me to understand the ” doing not-doing”, which is not passivity, far from it, but it is a state of high … Continue reading

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