Whether you’re injured, burned out, recovering from disaster or heartbreak or illness, convalescing is Booooooring. Doing nothing is not something we are used to doing. But doing nothing is an important part of getting back on your feet. It is innate in us to try and FIX the problem, take the ACTION that resolves the issue, … More The Art of Doing Nothing
Ironically I went to write about this chapter a week ago, but the first line: Express yourself, then keep quiet captivated me. Something inside of me just went mmm quiet… and I stuck with that for quite some time. Good thing too, as I was stormy as hell inside. It had been a rough week. … More ToV 23 – Storm Chasing for Soul Seekers
This chapter opens with a series of lines under what I’d call the category of: f*ing let it go. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. And a goodly handful of phrases like that, every one of them a mantra of: stop arguing … More ToV 22 – Paradoxical Dating
Taoists are sass-monkeys. There’s a misconception that spiritual people are always wise, aloof, subdued. There is something to be said for the wisdom of being able to see the humour in things; and being able to talk smack to those still talking themselves too seriously. This whole chapter is a comparison of “regular folk” and … More ToV 20 – On Sass-Monkeys and Seagulls
The inside of my head has been an annoying place to be as of late. The bulk of my self-talk centres around despondency and frustration and the GIANT gap between what I’m doing and what I want to be doing – including my ability to add to my Tao Te Ching commentaries here. Grumble… I’m … More ToV 21 – Grumble Grumble …Ah!