The Wisdom of the Tao – Narratives as life lessons

May 17, 2022

Back in November 2019, the world was a different place. That’s when this post was originally written.

We were in a pre-pandemic world and didn’t know it.

As I read through this post in preparation to reblog it, I thought…

Not only was the world different….

*** I *** was different.

Do you feel the same?

This post has nothing – and yet everything – to do with a worldwide pandemic.

It was never (NEVER) just about “me and mine”… and yet, it IS, too.

Good Lord, I’m waffling.

It’s just that…


The last line of my original post says it best: “The human condition has always been – and will always be – shared.”

We certainly have learned THAT lesson, haven’t we?

The Self-Help Whisperer®

“I didn’t get specific lessons on how to live. I got stories.” – Deng Ming-Dao


Bagua –The Bagua, a symbol commonly used to represent the Tao and its pursuit.

Tao –  (/d//t/) or Dao (/d/DOWfrom ChinesepinyinDào [tâu] (About this soundlisten)) is a Chinese word signifying “way”, “path”, “route”, “road” or sometimes more loosely “doctrine”, “principle” or “holistic beliefs”.[1] In the context of East Asian philosophy and East Asian religions, Tao is the natural order of the universe whose character one’s human intuition must discern in order to realize the potential for individual wisdom. This intuitive knowing of “life” cannot be grasped as a concept; it is known through actual living experience of one’s everyday being.

(Above taken from Tao- Wikipedia)

The Wisdom…

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