Why is staying simple not simple?
Tao stories | tao te ching | Verse 19

Why is staying simple not simple?

Are you making things unnecessarily complex? The new disciple is excited when he’s seeing the Master for the first time.  He jumps at the opportunity and curiously asks, “How do you practice Tao, Sir?” “When you are hungry, eat,” thoughtfully the master says, “When you are tired, sleep.” The answer is astonishingly simple to the disciple,…

Value in Emptiness
tao te ching | non doing | Verse 11 | yin yang

Value in Emptiness

Importance of Non-being How can emptiness be of any value? Emptiness can be the very purpose of an existence. When we value something, our attention is often on what we can see or touch.  For example, when you see a pot, your attention is likely to be on its shape, its colours, workmanship and the material…