TAG: tao

The Tao of Love and Relationships

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times I’d like to focus on the three main areas of ‘emotional misunderstanding’ that I encounter when dealing with love and relationship issues with my clients and offer my practical Wu Wei Wisdom to help you with these situations. Many of you will have experienced the wonderful sensation of being in love and

Tao Teaching: Your Cosmic Connection and Spiritual Contract

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times ‘The sun will always set whether you watch it or not’… This is a wonderful spiritual teaching that I received from my wise Taoist Master in China on the ‘Tao’ or ‘Way’ of the Cosmos and its fundamental relationship and interaction with all our lives. The teaching serves as

You Are Yin and Yang and Always Have Been

Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease Waking Times Yin and Yang are used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. They complement each other in many ways, but many existing dualities on our planet

The Way of the Tao

Paul Cavel, Contributor Waking Times Taoists Have Trained In Nature throughout the Ages Human beings, with all our complexity and potential, have diversified, populated and thrived around the globe. Since the breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution, we have spent 200 years becoming specialists in manipulating our environment and making radical changes to the way in

Wu Wei is… Loving and Managing Your Ego – Part III

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times Note: This is the final of a series of 3 articles. Please read Part I here, and Part II here. This is my final article in a short a series on my Taoist spiritual and professional interpretation of the ‘Ego’. In my previous post I explained how the Ego, though well meaning,

Zen and the Art of Chinese Medicine

Steven Alpern, Guest Waking Times The scroll of Zen Buddhist monk Sengai (1750-1838) entitled Circle, Triangle, and Square is a concise symbolic expression of classical (Neijing style) Chinese medical thinking. While this brush painting may not be language in the conventional sense, it articulates Sengai’s intention with clarity and power. Practitioners raised and educated in

Wu Wei is… Loving and Managing Your Ego – Part II

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times Note: This is the second of a series of 3 articles. Please read Part I here, and Part III here. This is the second in a series of blog posts on my Taoist spiritual and professional interpretation of the Ego. In my last blog post I proposed that you could view your mind

11 Moments of Zen

Myrko Thum, Guest Waking Times Many teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and delightful zen stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from distortions and so to connect with our spirit. Some of them are really inspiring and enlightening. It is helpful to the mind to think about

How Enlightenment is the Process of Creation in the Universe in Reverse

Belsebuub, Guest Waking Times The process of creation of matter and spiritual life at the beginning of the universe is one of the greatest of mysteries and understanding its basic principles is important for understanding how enlightenment works, as enlightenment is the re-absorption back into the one, the divine source of creation. An ancient Taoist

2013 Year of the Snake – New Year Message of Hope

Hua-Ching Ni, Integral Way Waking Times Editor’s Note: This message comes from the revered Taoist master, Hua-Ching Ni, teacher of The Integral Way. His works are numerous and noble and his timely message of hope about the condition of mankind is worth reflecting upon.  Beloved friends of the Integral Way, New Year 2013 is the

The Tao of Love and Relationships

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times As Valentine’s Day approaches I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to discuss the topic of love and relationships from both my professional experience and a Taoist spiritual perspective. I’d like to focus on the three main areas of ‘emotional misunderstanding’ that I encounter when dealing with love

The Active-Observation (A-O) Principal

Shamanic Living Waking Times What is “active-observation”? the Taoists might call it “Wu-Wei: effortless effort, and Quantum theorists might call it the “Observer Effect.” This is when you can step out of the automatic, passive or reactive experiences of life and bring in greater awareness and intention to enhance the experiences of observation and action. I

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 of Trusting and Letting Go

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times  Trust is one of the most profound emotional energies that I encounter throughout my professional career and it forms a fundamental part my ‘Wu Wei Wisdom’ model of personal and spiritual development. In my client sessions and public talks and workshops I’m regularly asked: “how can I trust…?” (often in

The I Ching – A Spiritual Guide

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times  The I Ching, pronounced “ee cheeng“, sometimes written as Yi Jing and also known as The Book of Changes, is an extraordinary classic text. The book is not commonly recognised or discussed in the West, yet surprisingly many people have an old copy tucked away somewhere on their bookshelf or have encountered

The Tao & Social Action

Editor’s Note: Waking Times is excited to feature this article by the editor of IMOS Journal, The International Journal of Qigong and Taiji Culture.  Anthony Guilbert’, Contributing Writer Waking Times Whether you believe movements like ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ or ‘We are the 99%,’ represent valid social concerns, what is clear is that they are representative

Let Go of Your Limitations In Order to Be Happy

Purpose Fairy  “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who   said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Buddha The next thing from our list of 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy is to learn and to

Yin and Yang – Cosmic Harmony

“When the sun has reached its meridian, it declines and when the moon has become full, it wanes.” For,” Reversal is the way of the Tao.” What is true with natural phenomena is also true in human nature. This concept had a profound influence on the behavior of many a Chinese.

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