Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Again, Again, Again!"

     Have you ever been around a young child who really, really likes something?  What do they say?  "Again, again, again!"  They love the repetition and find the same delight in the activity the thousandth time as they did the first time.

     That was my reaction upon reading Derek Lin's The Tao of Daily Life: The Mysteries of the Orient Revealed The Joys of Inner Harmony Found The Path to Enlightenment Illuminated.  "Again, again!"  What a delightful and profound book.  I read through it once, and was so taken with its wisdom that I immediately started over again.  I typically read one chapter before going to bed, and it is a wonderful way for Taoist philosophy to seep into the unconscious mind.

     Each chapter tells a story from the Taoist tradition, or quotes from the Tao Te Ching (but without citing the sources -- a pet peeve!) and then Lin expounds and explains how it relates to everyday life.  Unpretentious, helpful, wise writing.  Get this book.

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