Thinking About Not Thinking & Speak to the Universe
meditation | Tao stories | Verse 14

Thinking About Not Thinking & Speak to the Universe

“What should I be thinking about?” Asks a Disciple A young disciple, who has just started meditation, asks the innocuous question, “What should I be thinking about during meditation, Master?” “Should I be thinking about where I am in the universe, the way I meditate, or not thinking about anything?” The Master shakes his head and says, “I do not…

Weakness can be powerful!
tao te ching | Verse 43

Weakness can be powerful!

It is the weakness of water that makes it strong Water is weak, but it is its weakness that makes it strong. What happens when water encounters resistance? It breaks out! So when you put your hands in water, it runs through your hands without causing any harm. So water is yielding, and you may call…

Examples of Wuwei
tao te ching | verse 37 | wuwei

Examples of Wuwei

While wuwei is effortless, arriving at the state of wuwei usually requires effort The key takeaway of Tao Te Ching is the concept of wuwei, which literally means non-doing, or doing nothing. “The Tao never does, yet through it everything is done. If princes and dukes can keep the Tao, the world will of its own…

Are you victim of your own foot steps & shadows?
Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) | Self-growth | Tao stories

Are you victim of your own foot steps & shadows?

Don’s run away!  You cannot get rid of your footsteps and shadows by running! Many of us are victims of our own footsteps and shadows, such as worries, fear, anxiety and lack of confidence.   Of the things that inflict these concerns on you, nevertheless, many are illusionary and self-imposed. It is like what Chuang Tzu’s described…

Tao is not about going back to nature
Nature | tao te ching

Tao is not about going back to nature

There is no reason you cannot experience Tao in a concrete jungle Probably inspired by Lao Tzu’s saying ‘Tao models itself after nature’; many people have associated experiencing Tao as going back to nature. As and when Tao is mentioned, it is often accompanied by pictures of tranquil seaside, beautiful stream, robust jungle and the like….