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?'

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Flow Like Water

A passing soul just directed my attention to this section of TCT

'if you were to push against the rocks of your life – how could you ever move them? You can’t - just like water can’t shift a huge boulder out of the stream. Best to flow on and save yourself a lot of bother. Relax – don’t take it on – it’s just not worth it!'

Which was helpful of them because I was sitting here feeling frustrated and impatient with the slow progress that seems to be my lot at the moment.

Thank you kind friend, you have reminded me to breath deep and take it easy on myself - there is no hurry to arrive, there is only a long and winding road to casually stroll along.


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