There’s an old math joke says: a topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a doughnut (pausing while you look up topology and doughnuts, or sigh and wonder what is wrong with me). To a Taoist however, the coffee cup has a useful sort of emptiness the doughnut does not, and that’s what … More ToV 11 – Taoists and Topologists
There’s something about that hint of fall in the air, that gentle reminder summer is wrapping up, nudging you to quit goofing around and get back on with your life. Had me a wee freak out the other day, tried to take my notebook down to the park to add to the zombie romance, instead … More ToV 10 – Chill Sistah!
I’ve had a number of people ask me of late how to get started in meditation, where to go, what you actually do, books to read. Rather than trying to squeeze answers into a tweet or fit advice in over the bustle of a dinner, I’m just going to sit down and gather all my thoughts and … More Meditation, How to Begin
The Master stays behind, that is why she is always ahead. … Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled. It’s a tricky business, selflessness. Because it isn’t being a doormat, there’s a power in it, in it’s own way. Brian Eno once said the one thing sex, drugs, and religion all … More ToV 7 – paradox of selfless fulfilment
There’s lots of really juicy stuff in this chapter, but I’m gonna go with the first few lines on this one. Keep it simple – for starters, we’ve got 79 more chapters to embrace the paradoxical weirdness of Taoism. When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things … More ToV 2 – no judging!