Author: Larry

Tao Te Ching 9th Verse Thoughts

Wayne calls it “Living Humility” but another way of presenting this is living in moderation. Moderation:  So take only what you need and ignore the Ego’s urging to take it all.  Having it all is not sustainable because the Ego’s…

Tao Te Ching 8th Verse Thoughts

There is so much to this verse that one could spend a lifetime contemplating and practicing the words above.   For me, it’s been well over a year of meditation, contemplation, brainstorming with others to clarify what this verse means…

Tao Te Ching: 6th Verse Thoughts

The spirit that never dies is called the mysterious feminine Although she becomes the whole universe, her immaculate purity is never lost.  Although she assumes countless forms, her true identity remains intact. The gateway to the mysterious female is called…

Tao Te Ching: Verse 5 Thoughts

Heaven and earth are impartial; they see the 10,000 things as straw dogs.  The sage is not sentimental; he treats all his people as straw dogs The sage is like heaven and earth:  To him none are especially dear, nor…

Tao Te Ching: Fourth Verse Thoughts

The Tao is empty but inexhaustible, bottomless, the ancestor of it all. Within it, the sharp edges become smooth; the twisted knots loosen; the sun is softened by a cloud; the dust settles into place. It is hidden but always…

Tao Te Ching: Third Verse Thoughts

Putting a value on status will create contentiousness. If you overvalue possessions, people begin to steal.  By not displaying what is desirable, you will cause the people’s hearts to remain undisturbed The sage governs by emptying minds and hearts, by…

Tao Te Ching: 2nd Verse Thoughts

Under Heaven all can see beauty as beauty, only because there is ugliness.  All can know good as good only because there is evil Being and nonbeing produce each other.  The difficult is born in the easy.  Long is defined…