Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 11

I got this great photo at www.hetemeel.com!

Who needs Taco Tuesdays when you can have Tao Tuesdays?

I am sure that Einstein would have really loved this…

Here is How it Works

I will post a chapter of the Tao Te Ching each Tuesday.  (My version – you can see all of the chapters on my List of Chapters page if you want to work ahead!) I will put a Mr. Linky entry form with it so that you can write your OWN commentary to the chapter on your own blog and then come back here after you post and add your link! Simple! (Please add the DIRECT link to your post about that particular chapter to make it easy for our readers!)

I am so excited to read what you wrote! It has been so fun for me to work with this material and I really got the depth when I started writing about it. It is my wish that you will find the same! (Plus some extra traffic to your blog!)

Don’t worry if you miss a week. Don’t worry if you just join us now and again. It is totally open. You can even go back to a previous chapter and post there. I will add each Tao Tuesday entry post to the List of Chapters page so you can read the other entries as you are reviewing all of the chapters.

We are all sages.

Chapter 11

Thirty spokes unite
at one hub to make a wheel,
But what is missing makes it useful.

Clay is shaped into a bowl,
But it is the empty space
that makes it useful.

Cut out doors and windows
make a room,
But its empty space makes it useful.

So, what is there is beneficial –
But what is not there makes things useful.

Read the essay on Chapter 11


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 11 next week. Or, you can always start at the beginning and do the earlier ones. They are all linked up on the List of All Chapters page so they do get looked at later on by people stopping by.


  1. This is a great idea to stimulate discussion and see different perspectives. I won’t be participating . . . but it’s a great idea :).
    Leanne Chesser recently posted…Increase Your Happiness With GratitudeMy Profile

    • Totally fine, Leanne. My goal is to make it available for people to either participate or to read what others have to say about the chapters. It is an ongoing thing. I am a bit behind, but I also will include a link to each Tao Tuesday in the List of All Chapters page so that it remains timeless and people can participate or join in anytime. Not just this week.

  2. Hi Amy, what a great idea. I am too busy too participate (editing) but look forward to seeing the results.
    Athena Brady recently posted…Bloggers for Peace Challenge 2013My Profile

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  4. Well – Amy – you’ve done it again. I love this and thank you! Now, I’m rushing off to do farm chores. Have a great day!
    Liesl Garner recently posted…Unexpected Up-Side of our Organic-ish Farming VentureMy Profile

  5. This is great. I’m not officially “participating” but in my post today I posted birthday pictures…including…balloons!!! The empty space is the key ingredient in balloons!
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