Walking the Tao – Chapter 74

Killing another person is just the far end of the continuum of rash and hasty actions that arise because we are afraid. Our fear causes us to try to force, control, and eliminate anything that we think threatens us. The same process that causes us to cut our finger when the knife doesn’t easily slice an onion gives birth to war and killing. If we ease our fear and stop our urgency, we will no longer need to kill.

Author: William Martin

Taoist teacher and consultant

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