- I can’t breathe. I am so overwhelmed with the stress, anxiety, my boss, and all these bills. I can’t no more.
- Please, breathe. Listen. Listen yourself. Nowadays, everything means whatever you want it means. It is your duty to relax. Your mental health depends on it.
- What do you mean? I want to have peace.
- Start by incorporating small moments of mindfulness into your day, whether savoring a cup of tea, walking in nature, or simply observing the dance of sunlight and shadow.
- What kind of magic is this? Is it real?
- This TAO, mental health and awareness of your inner Universe to control the external forces around your thoughts.
- Tell me more! Like Martian art?
- TAO helps you to cultivate awareness of yin and yang within yourself and let go of the need to control and embrace the flow of life. You might be surprised by the profound impact this ancient wisdom can have on your journey, guiding you toward a life of harmony, serenity, and effortless well-being.
The TAO is an ancient Asian philosophy and doctrine that explains the paradox of the dual forces acting in the Universe and how life thrives on the interplay of Yin and Yang, moving-vibrating-beating your existence.
Tao (pronounced “dow”) is a Chinese word-phrase that means:
- The Tao, as described in philosophical Taoism, represents the ultimate reality and fundamental principle of the Universe. It is the source of all things and the energy flow that gives rise to all creation. Its eternal and indefinable nature inspires us to embrace life’s unknown and infinite possibilities.
- The Tao, known as the Way of Nature, reveals the natural order of things. It reminds us to embrace the effortless flow of the Universe, including the cycles of birth and death, the changing seasons, and the ebb and flow of energy.
- Living in harmony with the Tao is the key to unlocking true happiness and fulfillment. Embrace simplicity and naturalness, and open yourself to change. Accept whatever life brings your way, and you will find yourself on the path to a truly fulfilling life.
Nonetheless, more than a spiritual doctrine, the TAO can be used as a therapy and positive estate of mind focused on highlighting a practical, pragmatic, optimistic, beneficial, effective, confident, forward-looking interpretation of the reality surrounding the individual instead of any adversity.
Here, it is convenient to emphasize that TAO doesn’t mean ignoring reality, living in a pseudo-wonderland, and ignoring all challenges that contest our dreams and projects. Truthfully, TAO symbolizes a noble state of mind to deal with modern circumstances capable of shaking minds, creating stress, disturbing thoughts, producing anxiety, affecting mental health, and losing souls in the darkroom of negative conscience.
Lao Tzu and his seminal text, the Tao Te Ching, exposed the enigmatic TAO principle without a strict set of rules but rather a guiding light towards living in tune with the natural order. Exploring the Tao is an ongoing journey, a personal tapestry woven with mindful living and connection to the Universe.
The Tao is not a destination but a path. Being not the destination hides a parallel conception and philosophy because humans shall build their path by having happiness, mental peace, and awareness as a destination. This enigmatic magic will help us to discover the transformative power of living in tune with the Universe’s rhythm.
- The Tao Te Ching (2016): Lao Tzu’s seminal text.
- Daoism: Understanding the One by Livia Kohn (2008): A comprehensive introduction to Taoist philosophy and its history.
- The Art of Serenity: Essays on the Tao Te Ching by Roger T. Ames (2003): A collection of insightful essays exploring the practical applications of Taoist principles.