Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 29

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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 29

One who wishes to control the world
and act with force upon it will not succeed.
The world is a sacred vessel
and cannot be controlled.
For trying to control it, one destroys it.
For trying to hold it, one loses it.

There is a time for leading,
and a time to follow.
There is a time to breath in,
and a time to breath out.
A time to be strong,
and a time to be weak.
A time to overcome,
and a time to fail.

The sage abandons all excess,
avoids extravagance,
and rejects indulgence.


Read essay on Chapter 29

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 30 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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