Taoism + Creativity

My morning routine is an important part of my day, and something that I look forward to and practice no matter where I am in the world. A big part of this routine is reading a page from the book 365 Tao, by Deng Ming Dao 

This book contains 365 (one for each day of the year) Daily Meditations based on the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu.

Taoism is a philosophical and spiritual tradition that originated in ancient China.

Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with the natural world and cultivating inner balance and peace. One of the key teachings of Taoism is the idea of wu-wei, or “non-action.” This does not mean passivity or inaction, but rather a way of acting that is in accordance with the natural flow of things, without forcing or resisting.

Another important concept in Taoism is the idea of yin and yang which represent the complementary and interdependent aspects of reality:

• Yin is associated with qualities such as darkness, femininity, the moon and passivity
• Yang is associated with qualities such as light, masculinity, the sun and activity
Together, yin and yang form a balance that is essential for maintaining harmony in the universe

Taoism also emphasizes the importance of simplicity, humility, and detachment from material possessions and expectations. By letting go of attachments and expectations, one can cultivate a sense of inner peace and freedom.
I was introduced to Taosim many years ago by way of the amazing Dr Wayne Dyer and his book Change Your Thoughts, Change your Life. As somebody who is not religious but still believes in a spiritual practise, Taoism is a philosophy that most resonates with me.

I have always been a nerd and I love to learn and to read, and if you’re interested in learning more about the Tao, I highly recommend these books from my personal library:

•365 Tao - Deng Ming Dao
•Tao Te Ching - Lao Tsu
•Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life - Dr Wayne Dyer
•The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity - Daniel Reid
•The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff

Are you also interesting in the Tao, or The Way? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below:

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