«
»

deep stuff

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching

10.22.09 | Comment?

I can’t remember if my last big shift in thinking came when I first read the Tao, or when I read The Truth Is Stranger Than It Used To Be. They were certainly the last two books to really mess with my head, in a good way. Actually, no, Girlfriend In A Coma by Douglas Coupland was, but that was more of an inspiration than a paradigm shift…

Anyway, reading the Tao (specifically this translation- though I really didn’t like the commentary in it… partisan and petty, in direct constrast to the main text!) caused a sea-change in much of my thinking, confirmed much of what I was doing as a teacher, and gave stronger impetus to many other fledgling ideas about pedagogy and the world in general.

So, when the lovely Nick Fitzsimons set up a Posterous account to post the 81 stanzas of the Tao across the last 81 days of the ’00s, I started reading it again. And here I am, sat on a train, being reminded again of its timeless radical wisdom, reading words that make sense of so much of the nonsense of the world.

Highly recommended. head over to http://taoaday.posterous.com/ to read more. Take your time, read one a day, and perhaps read it 3 or 4 times during the day. Much deep goodness is to be found :)

Tags: , , , , ,

have your say

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. Subscribe to these comments.

Be polite. Stay on topic(ish). No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

:

:


«
»