Alan Watts on Tao of Gain and Loss
Tao stories | tao te ching | verse 58

Alan Watts on Tao of Gain and Loss

Chinese parable narrated by Alan Watts   British-born American philosopher Alan Watts used the Chinese parable, The Story of the Chinese Farmer, to illustrate the way of life where nothing is experienced as either an advantage or a disadvantage.  He argues that it is the source of enormous empowerment and liberation. The farmer does not see life in terms of gain or loss or advantage…

All that glitters is not gold
non doing | tao te ching | verse 58 | wuwei

All that glitters is not gold

To identify the real opportunities, be honest with yourself. What should you do when opportunity strikes? “Jump at it, of course,” you are likely to say. Opportunity waits for no man, so it is only natural that you should grab it tight when it emerges. What if, however, you’re not ready? A seemingly golden opportunity can…