Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 17

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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 17

The best leaders are hardly known.

The second best leaders
are loved and honored.

The next level
is the feared leader.

Then there is the leader
that is despised.

A lack of trust in one’s own life
makes one untrusting.

The sage leads quietly indeed –
Accomplishing deeds in order that
the people will all say,
“We did it”.

Read the essay on Chapter 17

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 18 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 reminds me of that saying about raise the water, and all the boats rise together. Good advice about how to deal with people in general. I also tie it to some thoughts from an old blog about the Emperor tarot card. Chapter 17 turned out to be more interesting than I originally thought it would be 🙂 Hope all is well with you.

  2. I guess you already know what I posted. Still, I thought I should add the link here.
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  3. A great peice and so full of wisdom, thanks for sharing Amy.
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