Cyclical Movement of Tao
What is Tao

Cyclical Movement of Tao

Cyclical Movement and Taoist philosophy Are things in this world moving along a straight line or in a cyclical manner? Those who are used to linear thinking would see it as a straight line.  After a day, it’s a night.  After life, it’s death.  What else can that be? It can, therefore, be puzzling when…

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…

Surrender the idea that you can know it all
verse 10

Surrender the idea that you can know it all

If you feel like you have known it all, you don’t really know. Empty your mind like an empty cup, and feel the warmth and fragrance of the tea poured in. “When you understand all things can you step back from your own understanding?” Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Chapter 10, translated by JH McDonald…