You walk toward the set to get ready for another day of shooting. The cameras are in position, and off to one side the screenwriter is discussing script changes with the director. They hand you today’s shooting script, so you Continue reading The Right Manager
Once there was a young man who worked at a factory. His mentor, an old technician, taught him to talk less, do more, and never stop developing his skills in every aspect of the factory’s operation. Ten years later, the Continue reading The Light Bulb
Why do we cultivate the Tao? There are so many spiritual paths out there, how does the Tao differ from the rest? If differences exist, are they significant or superficial? “All forms of spiritualities are the same — they all Continue reading Respect for Life
Tao practitioners often say that the Tao is everywhere. One can learn from just about anything in one’s environment if one is observant. Sometimes all it takes is a slightly different way to look at things, and sudden clarity jumps Continue reading Meet the Meat
Sunrise signifies the beginning of a brand new day, an amazing gift for all of us. We have the power to decide what to do with it, and give it whatever meaning we wish. What is the best way to Continue reading Seize the Day
Question: What is Zen? Answer: “Zen” is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese character “chan,” which is in turn the Chinese translation from the Indian Sanskrit term “dhyana,” which means meditation. Zen, like Tao, cannot be totally explained in words. Continue reading What is Zen?
Misconception: Quite a few people who study the Tao love the idea that the name Lao Tzu / Laozi has the dual meaning of “Old Master” and “Ancient Child.” They feel this is a higher level of wisdom that points Continue reading The “Ancient Child” Fallacy
Question: Derek, do Taoists celebrate Christmas? Should they? Now that the holiday season has arrived, I am wondering if I should inform my friends and family that, due to my personal belief in the Tao, I will no longer be Continue reading The Tao of Christmas