Taoist Tuesday – The Broad Place
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L E T T E R from Jac – Working With Emptiness

‘We join spokes together in a wheel,but it is the centre holethat makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot,but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

The Tao Te Ching states: “Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures.Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.Patient with both friends and enemies,you accord […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

‘The wind traverses the vast sky,clouds emerge from the mountains;Feelings of enlightenment and things of the worldare of no concern at all.’ From Zen Master Keizan Jõkin;1268-1325. (From ‘Transmission of […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

This is Chapter 23 from the Tao Te Ching as translated by Stephen Mitchell. I would like to bring our attention to a few key parts, which for me are […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

Art by Jia Youfa; China, 1942 In Taoism, aligning oneself with ones true nature, which is all of nature, is key. Our mind and ego, are in a way separate […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

Some of my favourite lines from 27 of the Tao Te Ching, and some things to ponder. ‘A good traveller has no plans and is not intent on arriving’. How can […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

I recently read this passage from the Tao Te Ching, in respond to a wonderful student’s question, at a recent Integrated Meditation course. It reflects why we meditate in the […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

I adore this passage, as in today’s world where action, go-getting and forcing are highly applauded, we can forget the gentle things. The soft things. In Taoism, things that are […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Tao Tuesday

This translation is by Stephen Mitchell of Chapter 44 of the Tao Te Ching, that we can really saturate in. It’s timeless, even though being penned so long ago, around […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Taoist Tuesday

There are so many ways to unpack this. The essence of it is to align with nature. When we align with the natural rhythms of every situation, and the larger […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Taoist Tuesday

Taoism is a beautiful philosophy I have been studying now for decades, and it still eludes me, catches my curiosity and pulls at my heart. The essence of it for […]