Category Archives: Daily Meditations

Change

It is being off balance that keeps life changing. Total centering, total balance would only be stasis. All life is continual destruction and healing, over and over again. So I should not regret upon my hikikomori lifestyle of the past … Continue reading

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Emerging

When the seedling appears, it carries with it the complete pattern for its growth, perhaps even the makings of an enormous tree. Just like that seedling, we too can grow into an enormous tree. We just need to sprout outwards … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Moon

If waters are placid, the moon will be mirrored perfectly. If we still ourselves, we can mirror the divine perfectly. Becoming still and returning to our natural, original, balanced state seems to be a goal in the Daoist path. In … Continue reading

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Cleansing

Today’s meditation on cleansing was very interesting and left me with two distinct impressionable quotes. Rinsing away dreams is a way of saying that we must not only dispel the illusions and anxieties of our sleeping moments, but those of … Continue reading

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A New Hope

To further take advantage of the start of a new year, I’d like to read daily from Deng Ming-Dao’s “365 Tao: Daily Meditations,” and write about what I feel is the most significant from each page. It is said that … Continue reading

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