Walking the Tao – Chapter 9

The more we cling to thoughts, ideas, opinions, judgments, and things, the more confused and miserable we become. We cling in an attempt to somehow build something solid and permanent in the midst of a life that we know is impermanent and transient. So we exhaust ourselves in a futile endeavor. Can we find a way to gently let go of these efforts to make ourselves solid and unchanging? Let’s instead embrace what Alan Watts suggested in the title of his marvelous book, “The Wisdom of Insecurity.”

Letting Go

Author: William Martin

Taoist teacher and consultant

2 thoughts on “Walking the Tao – Chapter 9”

  1. I loved this one! I find myself resisting my “habits” as I get older because they make me mindless, not in the present moment. Funny thing is that I learned about not clinging to past thoughts when my favorite wine “changed.” It wasn’t until I realized everything changes, everything is different every day, then I was able to let go (of my favorite wine!). Your explanations and mitigations are spot on! I love this format, Bill & I’m glad you’re doing this.
    Blessings and thanks to you.


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