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?'

Monday, January 30, 2006

Random Drive-by Fruiting!

If the Lunch Lady Taoist can do it, then so can I. Do what? See the wonder in the ordinary. Be zen about work. I wasn't very zen yesterday at all, not unless you call getting grumpy and swearing a lot zen.

I don't have time to write much now, but I must tell this little story.

Yesterday as I was riding my squeaky, rusty bike to work, I did what I said I would do in the post below and 'got positive' about it all. So there I was, sanctimoniously thanking the Universe for Life when I saw a bright orange object go sailing past just in front of my handle-bars.

An orange! Some cheeky git in a car going the other way tried to hit me with a piece of fruit. It smashed against the curb and would have definitely hurt if it hit me. Buggers!

Talk about straw dogs (Tao Te Ching, look it up, I don't have time to find a link). Pray all you want, recite your positive affirmations, thank 'Spirit' for 'Life' - doesn't mean you aren't about to bonked on the head by a piece of full-pelt fruit!

Although, admittedly, it DID miss me, didn't it...


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