I Am Taoist

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    It Is Not Easy

    I think it has always been hard to be a taoist. Perhaps it is even harder today, when our comforts allow us to cheat pain for long periods in our longer lives. What Lao tsu says is hard to understand. Fear of misfortune is natural, how can we learn to welcome it? We look at the...
    tomfool tomfool
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2009

    i just read about it,

    i think i made a break though on my belives...after reading it....i said its kinda like dark wind ,you cant see it or taste it ...but you can feel it and you know its there
    W8L42B9 W8L42B9
    26-30, M
    Dec 24, 2014

    "Taoist"?

    If I am a Taoist, than everybody is a Taoist. To say "I am a Taoist" (i.e. one who moves in accordance with Tao) implies that it's opposite is possible. It is not possible to violate Tao. Therefore everyone is "Taoist". I would rather simply not say that I am...
    saintbryan saintbryan
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    Im a Realist

    taoism for me is about accepting the need for both what may be persevived negitive and positive .its about the balance of the yin yang and the need for both.our most painful experiences are our most enlightining and inable us to truly experience the full enjoyment of happyness...
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    No Longer A "christian"

    I arrived at Taoism after to decades of religious studies and experimentation.  I was raised in a nominally "Christian" family.  I became a devout, bible-studying, "saved-by-the-blood-of-Jesus" Christian in my teens.  I have read the Christian...
    bricmpt bricmpt
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    I Once Had A Moment When I GOT It

    I am not religiously Taoist, but I've read some of the Dao De Jing, and I once had a flash where I felt that I understood what it was talking about on some level that I normally don't experience things. It was in group therapy of all occasions, and we were discussing...
    sarkadark sarkadark
    26-30
    Sep 19, 2013

    Yin and Yang

    Balance in life is the ultimate goal of life. With balance stress is lost and happiness gained.
    iamamommy iamamommy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2007

    Im a Realist

    taoism for me is about accepting the need for both what may be persevived negitive and positive .its about the balance of the yin yang and the need for both.our most painful experiences are our most enlightining and inable us to truly experience the full enjoyment of happyness...
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72
    36-40, F
    Jun 15, 2009

    Whatever...

    I practice the art of doing nothing.
    WedgedBear WedgedBear
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 16, 2008

    Enlightening Experience

     A few years ago, I obtained a reading of the Tao Te Ching. As I read this, I felt myself that. I felt a connection. I began to cry, I saw myself in there. Something touched me. Like a spirit, yet not. I felt no outside, nor inside connection to say it was an other. I just...
    lynlan lynlan
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2009

    Three Original Taoist-based Poems

    Step Step-in. Step-out. Step-up. Step onward. Step-by-step. Follow the path, bright and clear. Do not skip ahead, you'll fall. Do not linger behind and contemplate your past steps, you'll get lost. Lift your foot, one by one; the first step leading to the next...
    Koreandreamer Koreandreamer
    26-30, F
    Jul 13, 2011

    My Experience As One With Tao

    I tend to form my personal philosophy and worldview through the lens of anything that will serve my spiritual mind-body development, and Taoism is one of those lenses. However, Taoism is something that isn't really a religion, or even an "ism"; I think it is inaccurately labeled...
    yeshuja yeshuja
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

    Questions For Taoists: What Is A Soul? What Is Life?

    This is my generic post: "I'm going about EP and asking different faiths how they define the words "soul" and "life" I tried asking it in the questions section of EP, but it allowed for little interaction unless I took the conversation into private...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2009
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