Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 60

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 60

Governing a country is like frying a small fish.
Don’t overdo it.

When governing with Tao,
deceptive thoughts lose power.
It is not that the thoughts are less potent,
they just can no longer lead people astray.

The people will harmonize
with sagely wisdom,
and all will be protected.

Original power will be integrated
and returned to oneness.


Read the essay on Chapter 60

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 61 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. Amy, I have added the “Mr. Linky” link to my essay on this chapter. it is a ghost story.
    Louis Weltzer recently posted…CHAPTER 65 – IGNORANCEMy Profile

  2. The Tao does seem to be largely about trust, trusting natural processes. I love the tone of it, how it’s not dogmatic or egotistical like some self-help tomes, but a little remote, unfailingly self-assured, and positive. Gibran’s Prophet has something of this quality, and as far as I remember, so do the Upanishads: must dip into them soon again too.

    Thanks! : )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge