Tao Te Ching Journey

17th Verse – Tao Te Ching

With the greatest leader above them, people barely know they exists. Next comes one who they love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy. When a leader trusts no one, no one trusts him. The great leader speaks little. He never speaks carelessly. He works without… Continue reading 17th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching Journey

16th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Become totally empty. Let your heart be at peace. Admits the rush of worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings. Things flourish, each by each, only to return to the Source . . . to what is and what is to be. To return to the root is to find peace. To find… Continue reading 16th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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15th Verse – Tao Te Ching

The ancient masters were profound and subtle. Their wisdom was unfathomable. There is no way to describe it. One can only describe them vaguely by their appearance. Watchful, like men crossing a winter stream. Alert, like men aware of danger. Simple as uncarved wood. Hollow like caves. Yielding, like ice about to melt. Amorphous, like… Continue reading 15th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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How Dr. Wayne Dyer Discovered the Wisdom of the Tao and Let Go of My Attachments

I wanted to share this blog post with all of you since I have been going through the Tao verse by verse and trying to understand what it means. As you may have heard by now that Dr. Wayne Dyer pasted away Saturday August 29, 2015 at his home in Maui. Many kind words and… Continue reading How Dr. Wayne Dyer Discovered the Wisdom of the Tao and Let Go of My Attachments

Tao Te Ching Journey

14th Verse – Tao Te Ching

That which cannot be seen is called invisible. That which cannot be heard is called inaudible. That which cannot be held is called intangible. These three cannot be defined; therefore, they merged as one. Each of these three is subtle for description. By intuition you can see it, hear it, and feel it. Then the… Continue reading 14th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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13th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Favor and disgrace seem alarming. High status greatly afflicts your person. Why are favor and disgrace alarming? Seeking favor is degrading: alarming when it is gotten, alarming when it is lost. Why does high status greatly afflict your person? The reason we have a lot of trouble is that we have selves. If we had… Continue reading 13th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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12th Verse – Tao Te Ching

The five colors blind the eye. The five tones deafen the ear. The five flavors dull the taste. The chase and the hunt craze people's minds. Wasting energy to obtain rare objects only impedes one's growth. The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision. He allows things to come and go. He prefers… Continue reading 12th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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11th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub; it is on the hole in the center that the use of cart hinges. Shape clay into a vessel; it is the space within that makes it useful. Carve fine doors and windows, but the room is useful in its emptiness. The usefulness of what is depends on… Continue reading 11th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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10th Verse – Tao Te Ching

Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, can you avoid separation? Can you let you body become as supple as a newborn child's? In the opening and shutting of heaven's gate, can you play the feminine part? Can you love your people and govern your domain without self-importance? Giving birth and nourishing; having, yet… Continue reading 10th Verse – Tao Te Ching

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9th Verse – Tao Te Ching

To keep on filling is not as good as stopping. Overfilled, the cupped hands drip, better to stop pouring. Sharpen a blade too much and its edge will soon be lost. Fill your house with jade and gold and it brings insecurity. Puff yourself with honor and pride and not one can save you from… Continue reading 9th Verse – Tao Te Ching