Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 26

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.

Chapter 26

Heaviness is the root of lightness.
Tranquility is the master of impulsivity.

The sage travels all day

without leaving her bags unattended.
Stays calm and unattached,

though she experiences magnificent things.

How can a master of Ten Thousand Things
be frivilous with her own person?

With lightness, one loses her root.
With impulsiveness, one loses her mastery.

Read essay on Chapter 26


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 27 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.


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  2. Thank you for the Tao Tuesday chapters! This is such fun! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US and a lovely week to all 😀

  3. Hello!
    How are you travelling? Can you believe we’re on the cusp of December?
    I thought you might like to know that I am hosting Reverb again this year. It’d be a privilege to have you join us.
    Everything you need to know can be found at: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/reverb13.html
    We kick off on Sunday and it is going to be AMAZING. Hope to see you there!
    Kat xxx
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    • Hi Kat,

      Thanks for inviting me. I love challenges like this, but this December I am taking some time off from the blog to work on some personal writing projects. Keep me in mind for next time, though! 🙂

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