Personal Communication

Question: Derek, what is the best way for me to respond when someone says something harmless, like “It is so…

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Only a Bowl of Rice

Once upon a time in ancient China, there lived a sage who was known for his ability to solve difficult…

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How to Pronounce Tao

Misconception: The first letter in “Tao” is an approximation of a Chinese sound that does not have an exact English…

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Hua Hu Ching

Misconception: The Hua Hu Ching contains the unknown teachings of Lao Tzu at an advanced level beyond the Tao Te…

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Dynamic Balance

Question: Derek, you often speak of dynamic balance. What does it mean exactly? Answer: Dynamic balance refers to a real-world…

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Immersed in the Tao

Question: Derek, why do we need to practice or cultivate anything in the Tao? By definition, the Tao is everywhere,…

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Road Rage

Many years ago, I had an experience while driving that I’m sure would be recognized and shared by many people:…

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The Bike Path

Even those with a rudimentary familiarity with Tao philosophy know how the Tao Te Ching starts: The Tao that can…

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