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I Am Taoist

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    "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 21-25, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    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

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    A Poem Found On A Bathroom Wall

    half of naught is not at all and all of it no more, but less than naught still quite as much as we had had before.
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    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 3 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    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

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    Yin and Yang

    Balance in life is the ultimate goal of life. With balance stress is lost and happiness gained.
    iamamommy iamamommy 19-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    Whatever...

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

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    In a Way We Are All Taoist =)

    When we come to truly respect ourselves, we bring balance and harmony in everything we do... And that's what being a Taoist is all about. Right now I'm currently reading this AWESOME book called "THE TAO OF INNER PEACE" the author is by "Diane...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    A Little Here And There...

    Although I'm not a true Taoist, I do integrate certain elements of Taoism with my personal beliefs. I do believe in a Yin-Yang type of balance. But instead of just black and white, I use many colors.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Feel The Wind

    Breathe.Class dismissed.
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    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 22-25 Sep 19, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    First I read . . . then I thought . . . then I sat . . . Now I work and wash and eat and sleep.
    Grimbird Grimbird 66-70 Jul 2

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