January 20, 2021

03 Living aligned with our life and living in accord with the Tao is bringing our best to meet the day, like water seeking its way, not forcing its way, by responding appropriately, at the right time, in the right way, to each situation as it arises. That sounds simple enough. What makes it difficult?Continue reading “January 20, 2021”

January 06, 2021

03 When the Commander in Chief assumes no responsibility and incites riot and rebellion, the Commander in Chief has to be relieved of duty. This is fundamental “how to do it” procedure. The problem is that those who would initiate the procedure themselves need to be relieved of duty, because they are incapable of doingContinue reading “January 06, 2021”

November 23, 2020

03 We are to live out of the center of who we are– “Like a wheel turning out of its own center,” (Friedrich Nietzsche). In order to do that, we have to spend time nurturing and nourishing our relationship with our center. Our center is the contact point with our original nature, our natural rhythms,Continue reading “November 23, 2020”

November 03, 2020

03 Heart and meaning are our guides through the wilderness. Does it have heart? Is your heart in this? Does it have meaning for you? If things start out full of heart and meaning, notice if that changes– not just because things become difficult. No just because hard things are being asked of us. EveryContinue reading “November 03, 2020”

November 02, 2020

04 Sincerity and non-contrivance are one thing, and combine with compassion to produce an environment conducive to life, living and being alive. There are not enough sources of sincerity/non-contrivance and compassion in my life or yours, or in the entire world. It is more like snatch and grab and to hell with you wherever weContinue reading “November 02, 2020”

November 01, 2020

03 What is this moment in our day asking of us? What is this time and this place in our life asking of us? Sit quietly! Listen! Feel in your body what this moment in your day, what this time and place in your life, are asking of you, are calling for. Learn to readContinue reading “November 01, 2020”

October 18, 2020

04 Shamanism, you could look this up, is the world’s oldest religion starting up between 10,000 and 5,000 BCE. Hinduism and Taoism come in next from about 5,000 to 2,500 BCE. From at least 2,500 BCE Taoism is documented as saying “It all comes down to doing the right thing in the right way” (orContinue reading “October 18, 2020”

October 16, 2020

–0– 02 If we want to see, we have to see that we are not seeing. And then, we have to see what we are not seeing. We do that best by sitting quietly. Silence is the source of The Source, and the threshold to all seeing/knowing, doing/being. It all begins with silence, and proceedsContinue reading “October 16, 2020”

October 07, 2020

03 We live our way to the truth of who we are coming to terms with the truth of how things are, of how the world is, of how life is, of the way things work moment-to-moment, one situation at a time, one day at a time, over the full course of our life. TheContinue reading “October 07, 2020”

October 01, 2020

03 The Way doesn’t get any clearer than this: Do your thing with nothing at stake in the outcome. In each situation as it arises. That is all there is to it. Or ever has been. –0– 02 We create the future by the way we respond to our present. Each present moment– every here-and-now–Continue reading “October 01, 2020”

September 29, 2020

04 Consistency, reliability, dependability… Can we maintain our connection with the center? Can we remain on the path? Can we retain our focus amid the Clashing Rocks on the Heaving Waves of the Wine Dark Sea? It is one thing to grasp the truth of what is needed in the silence of circumstances that areContinue reading “September 29, 2020”