Thanks for sharing this. Managed to find the audiobook in full on YT and look forward to getting through it. (this one definitely goes in the "b4 bed" pile)jamesg46 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:47 pmLiving the wisdom of the toa (auto correct wanted to put toast )
Great listen and a huge eye opener for me personally, I've noticed so many horrible characteristics in my own personality, which seem to be natural in western society. I certainly couldn't see myself practicing Toaism but it gives some great insights into human behaviour from two very different cultures.
I think if you were to take up taoist philosophy you'd adopt the position that personalities cannot be "horrible"; instead they simply just are. Knowing they're a result of how things played out in the universe and accepting that. Sort of like if we rolled a dice twice we recognise the 6 is no different to the 1. The bitter old man is no different from the Saint. The universe is constantly in motion and as such accepting circumstances for what they are doesn't mean we're saying things will never change. They're changing all the time and if you want to work on certain parts of your personality I say more power to you. Once we understand the true nature of how things came to be, there's really no room for affliction to circumstance. Certainly not long-term anyway.