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Protect Your Noggin

Nov 15, 2021

Instead of becoming overwhelmed with the sicknesses that infect the world and its structures, Lao Tzu urges us to start with ourselves and our immediate communities, and allow this to spread throughout the world naturally. 


Oct 23, 2021

A reading of Tao Te Ching chapter 52, in the Taosurfers' rendering. Reflection on the importance of awareness for coping with frustrating patterns of life. 

See protectyournoggin.org for a written reflection and links. 

See taosurfers.com for more information about our ongoing rendering of the Tao Te Ching.


Jun 29, 2021

The Tao births them. Then Te nurtures them. Stuff affects them. Life events complete them. There's not a single living thing that doesn't exalt the Tao and proclaim Te's glory. They exalt the Tao and proclaim Te's glory not through coercion, but spontaneously, because of who they are.


Jun 14, 2021

In the course of life and death, three in ten are cautious disciples of life. Three in ten are reckless disciples of death. Three in ten chase life but actually veer toward death. Why is this? By worrying too much about staying alive and consuming life’s treasures, they never truly live, yet death catches up...


Jun 9, 2021

The Sage is not closed-minded but considers what ordinary folks have on their minds. I am good to those who are good. I am good to those who are not good. This is the goodness of Te. I hope in those who are hopeful. I hope in those who are hopeless. This is the hope of Te. The Sage is engaged with the world. She brings...