Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 58

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 58

A light government does not interfere.
A heavy government causes disturbance.

Calamity leans upon good fortune.
Good fortune is hidden in calamity.
Who can say the result?

Good turns into evil,
evil turns into good.

People have been confused for a long time
by this movement of life.

The sage is sharp without piercing,
pointed without being hurtful,
direct without being too severe
and enlightened without being flashy.


Read the essay on Chapter 58



If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 59 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. Hi Amy,

    Just to re-iterate my appreciation for your writing, after your visit to my blog earlier, which was a very pleasant surprise. I always look forward to your posts saying so much about nothing!! (joke) You’re doing a valuable service imo. To the Tao and all of us! All best.

    • Thanks, Caroline. I am sorry for my delayed response but I just got back from a few days in the wilderness and no internet! I appreciate your stopping by my blog.

  2. Amy, I have posted my “Tao Tuesday thoughts on this chapter here: http://ralstoncreekreview.com/899/.
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