Wayne Dyer wrote “Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life – Living the Wisdom of the Tao” where he read, analyzed and meditated on different interpretations of the Tao-Te Ching. He then wrote an essay for each of the 81 versus which has given all of us a guidebook on “the way” aka the Tao. He recommended to read an essay a day and in that day, reflect and meditate on the meaning of the verse and how it applies to you.
Wayne did all the hard work and I am grateful because his essays put the Tao-Te Ching in plain english that I can understand. He wrote in his preface that he had everyone in mind when he meditated and wrote. Not just politicians, business people or some who is famous; all of us were in his thoughts. He made it so easy that I read through it pretty quickly and while some versus stood out to me, others I just read right though but on my second go around, things will be different.
In my second reading of this book, I will follow Wayne Dyer’s example and meditate, ponder and practice each verse for a number of days until my spiritual muscle memory is established. This may take a few days or a week or so, I will follow my gut on this one and only move on to the next verse when I feel I’m ready. And, of course, I will also write my thoughts and post them to this blog. I have a feeling this endeavor may take a little bit longer than the year it took Wayne. It will be worth it!
So stay tuned and Verse 1 is coming up!
- Tao Te Ching – Verse 1
- Tao Te Ching – Verse 2
- Tao Te Ching – Verse 3
- Tao Te Ching – Verse 4
- Tao Te Ching – Verse 5