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2507, 2015

The Kindness Cure A Guest Post by David Desteno

July 25, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Healer's outstretched open hand surrounded by random wise healing words on a rustic stone effect background   Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.   How do you cultivate compassion? How [...]

2406, 2015

The Delicate Balance: Patience

June 24, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifteen The Tao masters of antiquity, subtle wonders through mystery Depths that cannot be discerned because one cannot discern them Therefore one is forced to describe the appearance Hesitant, like crossing a wintry river; cautious, like fearing four [...]

1006, 2015

Ten Choices You Will Always Regret Making A Guest Post by Jeff Haden

June 10, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hindsight is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect... except the dots that mark the choices you didn't make, and the risks you didn't take. Here are choices you will someday regret having made: 1. [...]

2805, 2015

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often A Guest Post by Jeff Haden

May 28, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is this all there is?") [...]

3001, 2015

7 Steps to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Guest Post by By Carthage

January 30, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stress and anxiety are prevalent in modern life. When the pressures and demands exceed your capabilities, stress and anxiety soon raise their ugly heads. The consequences can be horrific. Your health, relationships, and career can be seriously affected by stress and anxiety. When you find yourself in this situation, it [...]

2810, 2012

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/ Verse Sixty

October 28, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Sixty Ruling a large country is like cooking a small fish Using the Tao to manage the world Its demons have no power Not only do its demons have no power Its gods do not harm people Not only do its gods not harm people [...]

2410, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-Nine

October 24, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In governing people and serving Heaven There is nothing like conservation Only with conservation is it called submitting early Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues Accumulating virtues means there is nothing one cannot overcome When there is nothing that one cannot overcome One's limits are unknown The limitations [...]

1808, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty

August 18, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Coming into life, entering death The followers of life, three in ten The followers of death, three in ten Those whose lives are moved toward death Also three in ten Why? Because they live lives of excess I've heard of those who are good at cultivating life Traveling on the [...]

908, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Nine

August 9, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The sages have no constant mind They take the mind of the people as their mind Those who are good, I am good to them Those who are not good, I am also good to them Thus the virtue of goodness Those who believe, I believe them Those who do [...]

408, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Eight

August 4, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss Loss and more loss Until one reaches unattached action With unattached action, there is nothing one cannot do Take the world by constantly applying non-interference The one who interferes is not qualified to take the world                                          [...]

2607, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Seven

July 26, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Without going out the door, know the world Without peering out the window, see the Heavenly Tao The further one goes The less one knows Therefore the sage Knows without going Names without seeing Achieves without striving                                                                     Lao Tzu In this verse of the Tao, Lao Tzu is asking [...]

1607, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Five

July 16, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great perfection seems flawed Its function is without failure Great fullness seems empty Its function is without exhaustion Great straightness seems bent Great skill seems unrefined Great eloquence seems inarticulate Movement overcomes cold Stillness overcomes heat Clear quietness is the standard of the world                                          [...]

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