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.