What's in a name?

Gull_Flies“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 Tao.

  • What are the steps along the path?
  • What is the best way to get there?

Each of us finds our own answers to these to questions. It is a solo journey, a life’s work. But many have gone before and have left behind clues, thoughts and inspiration. Below is a list of some of my favorites.
Please add your favorite writers and books in the comment box below.

  • Advanced Contemplation The Peace Within You, Vol. 15: Notebooks of Paul Brunton by Paul Brunton
  • The Original Writings of Edward Bach: Compiled from the Archives of the Dr. Edward Bach Healing Trust by Judy Howard
  • Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki by David Chadwick
  • Tao Te Ching : Lao Tsu : A New Translation by Gia Fu Feng & Jane English
  • Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Miller, Karen Maezen


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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Genesis M. Roy, LMT, ISHA on May 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    he Web That Has No Weaver: by Ted J Kaptchuk (Author)

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on May 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks Genesis!

  2. Aniiyah Klock on May 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Thich Nhat Hahn, “The Energy of Prayer” and “Going Home, Jesus and Buddha are brothers”

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on May 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Aniiyah!

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