Dr. Totton discusses the Taoist perspective on health and how one can find balance through multiple practices. Later, Tod shares his translation of the Tao Te Ching that he’s written for the common man. The show ends with a discussion of Chapter 12 of the Tao Te Ching.
The show opens with a question from a listener in Hawaii about how to raise a disciplined child. Later, Tod and Dr. Carl discuss one of the most important aspects of Eastern spirituality: living in the moment.
Tod and Dr. Totton discuss how the Tao is an antidote for binary thinking and can help people free themselves from entrenched worldviews. Later, they discuss the concept of the “mirror mind” and Chapter 19 from the Tao Te Ching.
For the first time on the show Dr. Carl and Tod discuss the meaning and importance of “being” and “non-being” as they relate to Taoism. Also, we discuss the the Taoist embrace of “flow” and the I Ching’s place in the Taoist cannon.
On show 13, the ever-studious Tod Perry presents a book report on the first half of the seminal Taoist text Inner Chapters by Chuang Tsu. Here, we uncover the mystery of Tzu’s famous butterfly dream and discuss his timeless humor, insightful parables, and importance in the Taoist cannon.
Dr. Carl Totton and Tod Perry will be back with more “What’s This Tao All About?” in early January. ‘Til then, if you have a questions, email us and we’ll answer them on the show when we return. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.