Friday, April 29, 2011

Lao Tzu - The Way

lao Tzu wrote only one book, the famous Tao Te Ching. The book on which Taoism was based. The title of the book literally means "The Way of Virtue in Scripture. " The first part of the book refers to whatever existed before time and space - a nameless creator of everything (the wuji). Tao is the source of qi - the essential energy that keeps creation in motion. Tao is the word - as described in the gospel by John, which was the creator of everything.

In the second part of the book the values are described in yin (receptive female qualities) and yang with properties of male, action and energy. Its duality exists in everything in the Universe.

The Tao is considered a quiet power and man should attune to its harmony. The Tao Te Ching teaches man to live free of violence, to be nonresistant, develop good eating habits and breathing exercises to quiet the mind for peace to exist.

These principles are the foundation of feng shui and taught in my feng shui school. When we are in tune with nature peace exists. Bringing the elements of nature, the ebb and flow, sounds, smells, textures into the living environment will automatically shift the energy level of the occupants. They will move towards higher living standards to heal the mind - body and spirit.

Today, make time to be a part of nature and bring that part back into your environment and see the difference.

Namaste,
Mary Jane - Feng Shui master & Yogi

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