Dull or Sharp

As you may know, I’ve been reading and meditating on the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The current translation I’m reading is by Brian Browne Walker. Every now and then I’ll read a verse that sticks with me and lately it’s the first two stanzas of Verse 58: Continue reading “Dull or Sharp”

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All Limited Things

Of late, I find myself spending more and more time with the Tao Te Ching. One principle in particular: the idea of the unlimited potential in everything and everyone seems to be speaking to me in a louder voice than before. And it’s not like I haven’t been taught that lesson before. We all have. But a certain verse in the Tao resonates with a more precise focus now. Continue reading “All Limited Things”

Time to Stop

To quote the Tao Te Ching* from verse 9, “filling to fullness is not as good as stopping at the right moment.” And yet, what do we do? We order our meals super-sized, we want to live in larger houses and drive the biggest cars. Yet, what does that do for us? Why is it so hard to determine the right moment? Continue reading “Time to Stop”