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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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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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By Cindy Black / September 3, 2012 /

I said this to myself over and over while I was in school learning Chinese Medicine, “Persevere, keep trying, study some more, and figure it out!” My original interpretation of persevering was to yell at myself in order to motivate myself to study. This resulted in a tight jaw, tight neck, and tight intestines, along…

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