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How to deal with hardship

In this episode, I discuss a brief outline for dealing with hardship in life using three Taoist principles.

A single step

In this episode: I talk about how one small decision can change your life - sometimes not for the better. Many of us can trace some life circumstances back to a single poor decision.

Compassion

I talk about compassion (love, mercy, empathy, compassion, kindness, etc.).

The answers

In this episode, I talk more about free-will, comparisons, determinism and purpose.

Daily Mindfulness

I discuss tips for doing the important practice of daily mindfulness to achieve a level of freedom from buying in to destructive thoughts.

Addiction

In this episode: I discuss the difficult topic of addition.

Luck and Misfortune

In this episode: I discuss luck and misfortune. I describe a story of a man who is an example of both - Frane Selak.

Not a Taoist

In this episode: I interview a friend that I had met during a Taoist Meetup Group about two years ago, "Spek". Spek and I will discuss why he is "not a Taoist" and dive into other things including free-will.

Clinging to Absurdity

In this episode: I discuss philosopher Alburt Camus' concept of Absurdity and then relate this to Taoism.

Chaos Order Violence Injustice Disorder

In this episode: I discuss a little bit of some of the crazy times around us which currently include our recent COVID pandemic and the protests surrounding police brutality and racial injustice.

Imperfections

In this episode: I discuss imperfections - and I am leaving this episode unedited for mistakes - to keep the episode very imperfect.

Is this who I want to be

For this show, we are going to ask an important question to guide future behaviors - especially when we choosing undesirable behviors.

Wrap up of Season III

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching and then wrap up Season III with some good information.

Violence and war

In this episode: I discuss some chapters 30 and 31 of the Tao Te Ching.

The Tao is elusive

In this episode: I discuss how the Tao seems to elude us just when we think we have hope and maybe some answers to our ultimate questions - and when we lose hope and fall into nihilism, the Tao seems to give us glimpses of hope and faith. I will be reading from the Crispin Sartwell 2016 version of the Tao Te Ching Chapter 38.

Punishment and Crime

In this episode: I discuss Ch 74 of the Tao Te Ching pertaining to capital punishment.

Give up control

In this episode: I discuss chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching and talk some about our often unsuccessful need to try to control things - much of which is outside of our control.

Be humble

In this episode: I discuss some chapters of the Tao Te Ching regarding humility.

The Tao is not what is spoken but what is lived

In this episode: I discuss some chapters - Chapters 5 and 6, of the Tao Te Ching.

The Endless Cup

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 4 of the Tao Te Ching.

Questioning what you think that you know

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 3 of the Tao Te Ching.

Yin and Yang

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 2 of the Tao Te Ching and the contrasting concepts of opposing or complementary forces - the ying and yang.

The Tao that can be told

In this episode: I read Chapter 1 of the Tao Te Ching and then provide commentary.

Review of Season 2

n this final episode of season 2, I do a quick review of seasons 1 and 2 - providing some key points.

Synchronicity

In this episode: I discuss the Jungian concept of synchronicity and touch upon reincarnation. In the question of today, I answer about how to explain what Taoism offers and what Taoism as a lifestyle can uniquely give to followers.

Organized religious institutions

In this episode: I discuss some possible reasons why people are turning away from churches and some organized religions in general, in favor of their own personal spiritual connection. In the question of today, I answer about whether or not I believe in miracles.

Being different and facing rejection

In this episode: I discuss our uniqueness and get personal about my own uniqueness. I also discuss rejection and the feelings associated of feeling broken and inadequate. In the question of today, I answer about whether or not I am a "real" Taoist.

Moderation

In this episode: I discuss the concept of moderation. In the question of today, I answer about my impression of a popular book which interprets and comments on the Tao Te Ching (Wayne Dyer's Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life).

Some questions to ponder

In this episode: I challenge you with some philosophical questions to get your mind to do some exploring. In the question of today, I answer a "grab bag" of questions that have been posed to me, in which I provide my interpretive responses.

Ride a bike

In this episode: I discuss the benefits of riding a bike. Not Taoism related you say - oh yes it is, biking is a way of living in harmony with the Tao by improving your health, doing something about climate change, and practicing Wu Wei. In the question of today, I answer a related question about doing our part as Taoist to take action on climate change.

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