Jan 31, 2019
According to Lao Tzu in the 29th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, our life is perfect just as it is. We hinder the natural flow of life with our control. We discuss the process of surrender, similar to how we deal with feelings in meditation. We also discuss the 3 warning signs of control; extremes, excesses, and...
Jan 24, 2019
In the 28th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu tells us that by loving others and surrender, we can become the source of life needed in our relationships and our recovery.
Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;
Jan 18, 2019
Lao Tzu discusses Wu wei often in the Tao Te Ching. One of our Members, Marla H. is looking for a job. We discuss "effortless effort" – a principle known as Wu wei in Taoist thought. What is "our part" in whatever we are doing? Whether we are looking for a job, our recovery, friends, relatives, or other affairs?
Jan 10, 2019
Lao Tzu teaches us in the 27th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching that we can both learn from and help those we ignore much more than we realize. Every circumstance, every person, every emotion, every fear, every joy is our teacher. When we approach life impartially we can both benefit and contribute!
Here is a link to an...
Jan 3, 2019
In the 26th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discussed that when we are disturbed there is a problem within us and steps we can take to return to a state of peace and joy. The problem being within is great news! This means we can do something about it!
Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that...