TAG: tao te ching

Wu Wei is… Loving and Managing Your Ego

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times Note: This is the first of a series of 3 articles. Please read Part II here, and Part III here. The ‘Ego’ is a term first used in the West by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and has now entered mainstream personal-development parlance. Many new clients say to me things like, “I

Wu Wei is…. Expressing Your Creativity Every Day

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times The need for authentic creativity is vital. Ancient Taoists taught that creativity is the vehicle through which we may align and harmonise with the wider Universal vibration of Qi and spiritual energy. My Wu Wei teaching is this… The Way or Tao of the Universe is to create, transform and flow in an energy of

Find Your Truth – The Taoist Teaching of ‘Te’

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times The ancient Chinese Taoist concept of ‘Te’ (pronounced ‘day’) is one of the lesser known but nevertheless vital teachings of Taoist philosophy passed to me by my Masters in the sacred Wudang Mountains of China. You may have encountered the word ‘Te’ when reading the classic Taoist texts the

The Power of Three

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times In my last Wu Wei Wisdom workshop at Peak House Practice I shared with my students the concept of the ‘power of three’, which is the most fundamental Taoist teaching I received from my Master in China and which is as relevant today in the West as it was in

The Tao and The Nature of Confusion

Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer Waking Times  We live in a complex world and simplicity is often difficult to come by. This is especially so in the world of intangible ideas about things such as the future. What the world should look like tomorrow. In seeking to manifest tomorrow, we participate in politics, religion, civics, activism, evangelism

Taoism and Anarchy

Mark Gillespie, Strike the Root Waking Times  I have studied many religions in my search for truth. In my searches, I embraced a few. I was a nominal Christian for many years and converted to Islam about six years ago. Of course, I have left all of those religions behind, in my never-ending quest for

The Tao Te Ching – An Overview

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times  The Tao Te Ching is a wonderful inspiring book that can be used for meditation purposes, light or deeper reading, intense philosophical debate or Taoist teaching. I personally try and read the Tao Te Ching every day and often recite a chapter at the end of my Qi

An Introduction to the Tao Te Ching

Waking Times The Tao te Ching is an ancient scripture written around the 6th century BC by Lao Tzu, the renowned “Old Master”.  The wisdom of the this ancient treatise on the cosmos helps us to understand how the fundamental forces of the universe itself are mirrored in our own inner structure and it gives us