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Clear Yang beaming through the trees


By Cindy Black / June 15, 2017 /

Clear light of Yang The clear light of Yang is easily known in contrast to the manifested. The five senses discern the manifested. How is it that we know and trust our clear unmanifested potential? Tao Te Ching One The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be…

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The Tao Te Ching endures the test of time as leaves brushing the water

Tao Te Ching endures – Number 76

By Cindy Black / January 26, 2017 /

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching endures. The Tao Te Ching is one of the fundamental texts of Taoism. Written thousands of years ago as 81 verses to contemplate, the Tao Te Ching endures the test of time and offers perspectives that guide me today. This morning, I “randomly” opened to number 76. Seventy Six A…

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Different perspectives, same "thing"

By Cindy Black / December 26, 2013 /

Western science seems to be catching up with ancient wisdom. The Tao Te Ching was written over 2,500 years ago in China. It is small book of 81 poetic verses offering us a way to live in harmony and peace within ourselves and our world. Traditional cultures everywhere have highly developed theories of the origins…

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What's in a name?

By Cindy Black / June 6, 2013 /

“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” – Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching Is your name actually who you are? Who are you without your name? Wondering about this is the inner path. Turning inward, towards our own personal mystery leads back to the Mysterious Source of Everything, sometimes called the…

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The Road to Perfection

By Cindy Black / April 18, 2013 /

At least 20 times a day I find myself grinding away on my list of imperfections. I’m not sure if it is because I’m a Virgo, my New England roots, or just twisted DNA, but it’s gotten very annoying. Practicing self awareness just adds to the annoyance as I become more and more aware of…

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Which Way is the Way?

By Cindy Black / April 4, 2013 /

“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” This is the famous first line of the Taoist classic, Tao Te Ching. It can also be translated as: “The Way that can be named is not the eternal Way,” or “The Path that is well-marked is not the eternal Path.” “Although the true…

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Tao Te Ching 44

By Cindy Black / October 10, 2011 /

Fame or self: Which matters more? Self or wealth: Which is more precious? Gain or loss: Which is more painful? She who is attached to things will suffer much. She who saves will suffer heavy loss. A contented woman is never disappointed. She who knows when to stop does not find herself in trouble. She…

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