Bite-Sized Tao Te Ching

Free eBook distilling the 81 verses of Lao Tzu’s classic.

About Me

I teach, write and coach on topics of personal growth and self-exploration. 

My aim is to help people with their deepest questions, the ones that lie beneath so much surface disturbance.  I draw on Taoism, other wisdom traditions and personal experience to challenge assumptions and guide self- inquiry.

Each month I share articles, trends from my coaching conversations, reading/study recommendations and other resources. 

Bite-Sized Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching addresses how best to approach life, not by finding or creating a set of rules to follow, but by understanding how the world ‘works’ and seeing our relation to others and our shared environment.

This takes a combination of action and reflection. While modern culture promotes and rewards engagement and activity, it undervalues  the silence, calm and balance that allow deeper wisdom to blossom. These aphorisms can help bring the ‘Yin’ into proper interaction with today’s dominant ‘Yang’.

This poetic portrait of reality can also be seen as a blueprint for a better life or even a guidebook for leadership. The cornerstone of Taoist thinking has been translated countless times. I draw from The Tao of Leadership, an interpretation of the Tao Te Ching by John Heider.

The Tao Te Ching is already a concise work. My synthesis of each verse (or chapter) into an aphorism of roughly tweet length represents what most stands out to me. I hope you find it helpful.

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