To be a Taoist means many things to many people. To be a practitioner of Contemporary Taoism simply means to have realised that we are all minute parts of an indescribably large Whole (the Tao), and to choose therefore to 'Flow Like Water' and live in a spontaneous, natural manner. This blog is about: Personal Growth / Spiritual Development as guided by the principles of Eastern Philosophy, particularly modern philosophical Taoism; Developing constructive habits and achieving success with minimal effort; Meditation - Taoist, Zen or otherwise. See 'What In Lao Tzu's Name is a Contemporary Taoist?'

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Cultivated Man: "Unknown source:
Turning inwardly (self-cultivation, of mind, body and spirit), the sage comes to know the outside as part of all the parts of being (the Tao). Striving outwardly (without regard for self-cultivation), the driven man lives beyond his needs, and with his desires perpetually unsatisfied. Coming to know a thing means coming to be part of the thing. Covetting a thing keeps it always beyond one's grasp. The mind needs a light touch. The body needs unbroken endurance, and the spirit needs to know the heart. "


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