Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 2

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

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.

Here is the Tao Te Ching Chapter 2:

We experience beauty because of ugliness.
We experience good because of bad.

Similarly, existence and non-existence give rise to one another.
Difficult and easy,
Long and short,
High and low,
The music and the silence.
All cannot exist without the other.
They are two sides of the same coin.

This is why the sage lives by non-action, teaches without words.
All around her, the Ten Thousand Things are created, yet she claims no credit or reward –
So that Tao may flow through her and last forever.



  1. I have posted some thoughts on Chapter 2: http://ralstoncreekreview.com/chapter-2-the-wu-wei-way/. Happy Tao Tuesday.
    Louis Weltzer recently posted…CHAPTER 2 – THE WU-WEI WAYMy Profile

  2. If you read any more Lynn Andrews, I’d like to know what you think. I really enjoyed “Crystal Woman” but have heard mixed reviews about the other books. Have you ever read any Carlos Casteneda, Mary Summer Rain, or Ted Andrews (no relation)?

    • Definitely Carlos Castenada. I may have read some of Mary Summer Rain many moons ago and was just looking at Ted Andrews’ Animal Speak TODAY. I have read pages of it and I do really like it, but for some reason have not purchased it.

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