Way Of Tao
Welcome to Way of Tao, where you can explore nature's way of success. Just as the seed holds within a blueprint of everything it will become, you too are guided by a profound sense of inner direction.
There is a rhythm in nature that reveals its cycles of renewal. Many people use the free I Ching on this site to ask questions about the outcome of a situation. I remind them that this would be like pointing to a tree and asking about it's outcome. If you look at it in autumn, the winds are removing it's leaves. Come spring, it is filled with tiny new leaves. We too, are in a cycle of blossoming outwardly and turning within to renew. No matter the circumstances, nature brings about change to release us from the past.
When obstacles appear insurmountable, or if circumstances appear to be working against you, remember that life has been committed to your success since the day you were born. Observe the power and purposefulness of nature; fall back into your center and radiate outward like the sun. We are composed of the exact ingrediants we see in the world around us and we are a part of nature's drive toward unique variation. Centered in the peaceful power of abundance that comes from knowing everything is unfolding as exactly as it should, we are centered Tao's natural rhythm and flow toward change.
All living things are made stronger because of the changes taking place around them. Do not fight the very thing that guides you in your growth.
Life is always exploring the best of what it might become.
Obstacles, like the dirt and rocks surrounding the seed, merely peel away the protective layers that hide your authenticity. In nature, innovation and uniqueness are the rule. Nature achieves unity by honoring variation. As one of nature's many expressions of its uncommon determination, the part you play within its interwoven tapestry is directly related to your ability to flourish in your uniqueness.
You are the instrument and the song that is played
Nature reveals how to overcome all obstacles. Water offers a lesson about the power of stillness; when it meets an obstacle, it grows in volume and energy until it breaks through any barriers that would block its forward progress. Fire offers a lesson about the connection between thought and experience, where the flame remains connected to whatever keeps it burning. Mountains demonstrate how constancy chisels the essence of our nature. Honed by the elements, our character is revealed. The Lake inspires a powerful peacefulness, regardless of the changes taking place upon its surface.
When obstacles appear insurmountable,
simply follows nature's ways.
The Tao te Ching is a book (ching) that develops one's power (te) when following a path where meaning can unfold to guide us (Tao). Te is the driving force of Tao active in each creature, and resembles our idea of evolution or individuation. It is the more ancient idea and philosophical root of Qi or Ch'i.
After analyzing the dreams of visitors from around the world, a universal message of wellness emerges in cycles. Inner wisdom flows through dreams to allow us to find our way. When we face crisis, dreams reveal the way ahead, with wisdom and a time sense that transcends our own. Dreams awaken us to ourselves and to our unique pathway. Visit the free on-line Dream Dictionary with its abundance of dream symbols. This dictionary is also available as an Iphone App. Consult the Oracle from the I Ching or Book of Changes for daily words of wisdom inspired by nature. Explore our Books on Dreams, nature and Taoism.
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