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 23, 2006

Tao of Victorious Failure

'"Disgrace" and "Failure" become less punishing when we recognize our own relative unimportance and let go of the hold of other people's opinions on our peace of mind.*'

It occured to me just now that to fail - from a Taoist perspective - is often the best way to win.

My 'failure' on the weekend:

A) spurs me to (gently) persist.

B) shows me that it is foolish to hold on too tightly to our goals, that this is like pulling an back the bow when we do not want the arrow to fly.

C)reminds me to...

Flow Like Water...

*'The Tao of Sales' E. Thomas Behr

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