Day 154 “Modern Cultivators”

I am not a practicing Taoist.

My first awareness of the Tao was through Tai Chi.  I asked the instructor what Tao was and he said simply, “How”.  I later read The Tao of Leadership, much of which resonated with me.

This blog was inspired by a book of daily reflections based on the Tao:  The Tao of Joy Every Day, by Derek Lin.  I originally bought it for my son, but when I randomly flipped through the pages, I realized that there was something here for me, so I bought him another copy and started to write.

I am a woman on a quest for inner peace.  I want to heal from the pain of the past, and embrace joy without fear of further fallout.  I want to find balance, and know what it means to love and be loved without trust issues, or self-doubt.  I want to know that my existence counts for something, and that I make a difference.  I want to grow spiritually, as well as mentally and emotionally.  I want to live from passion.

I have been searching for a long time, and in a few short weeks, I will be 55.  If I live as long as my maternal grandmother, then I have 33 more years to fulfill my quest.

And so I keep searching, and for now, it is in the wisdom of the Tao.

 

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