If I was compiling a manual for living, this chapter would be in it. You should read it, ALL of it. The lines I’ll pull from here are more general, but great paradigm shifts of humility, simplicity, allowing everything to just be. …like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with … More ToV 8 – humility and respect
The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast. Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results. I found that quote pinned on a bulletin board at the Taoist Tai Chi Society nearly 20 years ago, and spent a decade trying to find the version of the Tao Te Ching it … More The Tao of V
I’ve got an argumentative streak, and one I’m not very proud of. I get most annoyed at other argumentative people – arguing with whether or not they should be argumentative (mostly in my head at least, but arguing all the same). And I do that because I don’t like that part of myself.
Coming down from the mountaintop of enlightenment…I slipped in some shit. It’s one thing to be in a space of equanimity and loving kindness for all humanity when you’re sitting in meditative solitude. It’s quite another to be full of peace and goodwill when you’re tired and late and just trying to get a few … More Enlightenment and Shit