Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 15

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 15

The true masters of ancient times
cultivated the art of the
deep understanding of the subtle essence.

So deep as to be unrecognizable,
we can only describe their demeanor.

Deliberate,
as if crossing a frozen stream in winter.

Alert,
as if faced on all sides by enemies.

Dignified,
as if an honored guest in someone’s home.

Dissolving,
as ice when melted.

As solid and simple
as an uncarved block of wood.

Open,
like a valley.

Obscured,
like a muddy pool
when you cannot see the bottom.

Who has enough stillness
to let muddy water settle?

Who is able to stay at rest
while generating the movement
of everyday life?

On this path of Tao,
one avoids the fullness of things
in order to be truly empty.

Therefore, one is able
to continually be refreshed.

Read essay on Chapter 15

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If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 16 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.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Amy, I have posted my comments on this chapter. Thanks again for your “challenge.”
    Louis Weltzer recently posted…CHAPTER 17 – PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIPMy Profile

    • Awesome, Louis! Thanks for keeping me on track. I’ve been doing a lot of writing this month, but unfortunately not enough blogging! 🙂

  2. Another great post Amy, well done.
    Athena Brady recently posted…Broken, chapter threeMy Profile

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