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?'

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Contemporary Taoist Monthly Print Column!

Today is a special day. I just got confirmation that there is now to be a monthly print The Contemporary Taoist column in LivingNow magazine, Australia's most widely read holistic magazine (400,000+ readers per month).

How cool is that? Special thanks to LivingNow’s editing team Elizabeth, Terry and Madeleine for giving me a go.

This month's article, 'The Tao of Cats and Dogs', is actually the first in the ongoing series, but somebody forgot to stick the general Contemporary Taoist title on it. But never mind - I AM STOKED!*

Go to the website to find out where you can pick up the new May issue. If you don't live in one of the major centres of VIC, NSW, QLD, OR WA (Australian states) you can get it posted to you each month for a very cheap price. I presume this goes for overseas as well.

Needless to say I am quite happy with my lot at the moment. I have had a number of pots on the stove for some time, and despite the odd stretch where my cook-top flames have died down some, little bubbles are now starting to form. Over the next year you will see some significant output: books (I have written one and I am working on two more), new (better) music recordings and more frequent live shows, meditation and personal development classes (starting again in July for those in Melbourne), and some other wacky projects that I don't feel ready to mention yet.

Also my web presence will be getting a thorough shaking up, including the introduction of www.thecontemporarytaoist.com - a proper website companion to this blog. Amongst other exciting things this will include some of the best TCT Blog posts and hopefully the older LivingNow magazine columns (the ones that are no longer currently in print).

For those that live in Melbourne, tomorrow I am doing a radio interview at 7pm - 7:30pm on Southern FM.

In closing - something odd happened this evening, I received an email FROM MYSELF THAT I SENT ONE YEAR AGO! It was sent via a website called FutureMe.org. I had completely forgotten about it. It read:

'Dear Future Me,

One year ago you were sitting around wasting time - what are you up to now?

From Me'

I am very glad to report that I am definitely not wasting time - and neither am I stressing out. I hope you are making the most of your time my friend, but if you ever feel that it is all too much, take a deep breath and...


Flow Like Water...


Download out my free music here!

*In Aussie slang to be ‘stoked’ means to feel very pleased about something.

8 Comments:

Blogger Little Dragon said...

Great news - shame we won't get your column over here in the UK.

8:24 am

 
Blogger Seamus "Moose" Anthony said...

Thanks Little Dragon :)

I will at some stage look into getting the column published o/s as well as here in Australia but until then I will be setting it up so that each month's installment can be read online after it's print month is finished.

Any suggestions which UK mag my ravings might suit?

10:09 am

 
Blogger Tom said...

Hey, wait a minute. How about America!? Aren't you going to follow in the footprints of Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman? [Not that I'm expecting you to marry Tom Cruise, get carried around by an ape and throw a telephone at anybody.]

LivingNow has TWICE the readership of Tricycle [60K circ; 200K readers], America's biggest Buddhist magazine. I'm not sure what American magazine would suit. Syndication in newspapers, might work. In California, they have particularly hefty newspapers with a lot of great syndicated stuff.

Seriously, syndication might be your way into the US market. There are magazine's more like LivingNow, here, but I think they are very small.

Anyway. You have enough on your plate! Congratulations! Now, back to work!

3:57 pm

 
Blogger Tom said...

Btw, "stoked" is common American slang, too, meaning 'excited,' synonomous with "pumped." An adrenaline rush.

4:03 pm

 
Blogger Seamus "Moose" Anthony said...

Really, Americans say stoked? Oops. I just assumed that was an Aussie thing.

MMmmmmmm. Egg on my face....

5:05 pm

 
Blogger A.V. Michaels said...

Congrats! Wish I could be there to see it, but glad you are moving along with the philosophy.

6:54 pm

 
Blogger Seamus "Moose" Anthony said...

Thanks A.V.

Moving along yes. Like water ;)

Or in tonight's case - like beer.

Hey - it's the Tao of Saturday night!

Turning computer off ... now.

7:40 pm

 
Blogger Zen Unbound said...

"The moose that roared"

Manual Trackback. This post is cited in Blogmandu, Roundup for Apr 30 - May 6, 2006.

1:43 am

 

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