Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Life We Live

There is an age when you realize life is what you did and not what you will do, and every morning afterward is wondering if the life left is worth the life lived. We all reach an age where we have past the optimium of our existence, and as the old adage goes, it's all downhill after that. That's just a saying, but it's if we believe it and then live it that matters.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lessons of Age

Ask an older person and they'll tell you this, "Time and gravity wins all bets." Everything else are just the temporary winners of youth.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Poem

This is the explanation from Wikipedia about Mary Frye, the author of the poem Do not Stand by My Grave and Weep written in 1932.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

We are all Taoists in our own ways, the beauty of Taoism; the freedom to be, to see, to feel, to think, to know, to understand and to accept our life.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


My advice? Follow your heart, do what you love and let the rest take care of itself, because in the end that's all you have and that's all you can do. Everything else will happen anyway and little, if anything, you can do will change it.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Sorry never says enough. But it's all we have to offer. Sorry never expresses the depth of our sorrow, our deepest feelings, our most heart-felt thoughts. But it's all we have to say. Sorry never understands who it is said to, because we can never know what they thought or felt. But it's all we know. One word. Never enough. But it's all we have.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Not far apart

Is an athetist that much different than a Taoist?

"An atheist loves his fellow man instead of god. An atheist believes that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth for all men together to enjoy. An atheist believes that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it, and enjoy it. An atheist believes that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment. He seeks to know himself and his fellow man rather than to know a god. An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. He wants man to understand and love man. He wants an ethical way of life. He believes that we cannot rely on a god or channel action into prayer nor hope for an end of troubles in a hereafter. He believes that we are our brother’s keepers and are keepers of our own lives; that we are responsible persons and the job is here and the time is now."

Definition of atheism given to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Murray v. Curlett, 374 U.S. 203, 83 S. Ct. 1560, 10 L.Ed.2d (MD, 1963)

If a Taoist knows God is in his heart and mind, and the road is to find peace through the God that he carrys with him, how is that different from an athetist except the latter doesn't know a God but believes in something he doesn't know but believes? Can an athetist believe in a greater God which doesn't define but challenge each man? Challenge to discover the whole and peace? Challenge to be a better man on earth?

Is an athetist's challenge any different than a Taoist's God, only the former doesn't know and the latter believes?