The TAO in Everyday Life
The TAO is in every aspect of life: growing up; receiving education; seeking careers; getting married; raising children; connecting with others; staying healthy; growing old; and facing life challenges.
AS IF EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE
All About . . . .
Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle."
Life is a miracle; even your breath is a miracle in itself. To live your life as if everything is a miracle, you need wisdom of the body, the mind, and the soul.
The body perceives all sensations and experiences in the physical world. The mind interprets and registers them in the subconscious mind, which controls the conscious mind in its daily life choices and decisions, resulting in actions, non-actions, and reactions of the body in the physical world. The soul feeds the mind with spirituality that provides connection and inter-connection with others through empathy and compassion, gratitude and generosity, as well as love and forgiveness.
The body, the mind, and the soul—all play a pivotal role in wisdom in contemporary living. The essence of this wisdom is their “alignment” with one another for balance and harmony in the being of an individual.
Having said that, living in the physical world, the body can easily become toxic, and its toxins may contaminate the mind due to the scientifically proven body-mind connection. A toxic mind is filled with toxic thoughts and memories, which result in toxic choices and decisions that further exacerbate the toxic body with its toxic actions, reactions, and behaviors in the physical world. The spiritual guidance of the soul is often ignored by a toxic mind. You mind provides the map for your body to go on your life journey, and your soul is the compass; without the compass and map, you are going nowhere, and you live your life as if nothing is a miracle.
This 125-page book provides information on how you can rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul for alignment of your being to live your life as if everything is a miracle.
The Book Outline . . . .
ONE: Rethink the mind
Is Your Mind Toxic?
How the Mind Works
How the Mind May Become Toxic
Rethink the Mind
TWO: renew the body
Is Your Body Toxic?
How the Body May Become Toxic
The Miracle of Detoxification
Renew the Body
THREE: reconnect the soul
The Role of the Soul
How the Soul May Become Contaminated
Reconnect the Soul
FOUR: realign the being
Alignment and Realignment
Connection and Disconnection
Becoming and Being
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An excerpt from the book . . .
Life is a miracle in itself. Being alive is a miracle. Having your breaths is already a miracle. Everything in life is a miracle.
Unfortunately, many of us are too busy even to notice our breaths, not to mention to know who we are and what we are doing. We are forever living in the past or in the future, except in the now. As a result, we don’t see the miracle of life around us. We have eyes that don’t see, and ears that don’t listen; we see only what we want to see, and hear only what we desire to hear. Accordingly, most of us live as if nothing is a miracle, and this perception becomes our reality. In addition, our perverted perception is further distorted by the toxic environment we are living in. We have become the farmer in Aesop’s fable who, out of greed, killed the goose that laid the golden eggs, thinking that it wasn’t a miracle, and thus turning a once-miracle into a no-miracle.
In truth, we are living in a toxic world, very different from that of our ancestors. As a result, our minds, bodies, and souls have become toxic to a greater or lesser extent.
First of all, our minds are toxic. In this age of advanced technology, we are often over-loaded with information and over-stimulated by sights and sounds that are mostly toxic in nature, although we may not be fully aware of it.
A case in point, while growing up, many are facing different challenges and struggles that come in many different forms, such as being too tall or too short, being skinny or overweight; being too rich or too poor, and the list could go on and on. On top of these, many need to belong to or be a part of a group in order to find their true identities, without which they always feel that they are insecure and worthless. Toxins corrupt the mind. Indeed, growing up in a toxic environment is not for the faint of heart.
Stepping into the adult world does not make life any easier. Pursuing a career, finding a love relationship, starting a family -- many are, more often than not, filled with hurdles and obstacles in the form of anger, betrayal, bitterness, competitiveness, envy, frustration, and many other toxic emotions, feelings, and thoughts.
Growing old is even more difficult. Time is running short as well as running out. Adding insults to injuries are frailties and infirmities of the body and the mind, both of which may have become over-toxic by then, and thus devastating the soul.
The reality is that life comes in different stages, and each stage is full of its own challenges and problems that often turn into toxic thoughts in the mind, which create toxic emotions leading to toxic actions and reactions, and they have become toxic memories, haunting the mind, infesting the body, and staining the soul.
A toxic mind is responsible for a toxic body. The human body is connected with the mind in the form of biochemical reactions in the body and nerve impulses in the brain. This invisible and intricate communication is subtly responsible for the alignment or misalignment of the flow of life-giving energy between the body and the mind; hence, if the mind is toxic, the body is also naturally vulnerable to its toxicity. In addition, you are living in a physical environment that in itself is very toxic and polluted; therefore, your susceptibility to body toxins increases by multi-folds. Your toxic body only further poisons your toxic mind.
A toxic mind produces a toxic body, and their toxicity taints the soul, ultimately making the soul become toxic too. A toxic soul is incapable of guiding and directing behaviors, actions, and reactions in their physical forms in the mundane world.
The body, the mind, and the soul work as a system of energy. This state of being, which is the overall feeling of health and wellness of any individual, is dependent on the intricate inter-connection between the body, the mind, and the soul. Without that inter-dependent relationship, you are simply existing, and not living; in other words, you are living as if nothing is a miracle.
The mind always affects the body, which speaks the mind, while the soul illuminates the mind, which connects and communicates with the soul. Without the alignment or re-alignment of the body, the mind, and the soul, there is no holistic wellness that attests to the miracle of life and living.
Remember, the mind is the map, the soul is the compass; without both, the body is going nowhere.
To conclude, wisdom in living is ridding the mind, the body, and the soul of their respective toxins. Rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul --realigning the body, mind, and soul is the essence of wisdom in living in this contemporary world. Re-alignment of your being opens your eyes, enlightens your mind, and awakens your soul, so that you will live your life as if everything is a miracle.
Living as if everything is a miracle is like what Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, says about living in this world but not of this world.
“Life lives itself in us, when we focus on the Creator.
From that focal point, around which all of life revolves.
We watch everything come and go,
with no judgment, no preference.
Everything that is, was, or ever will be,
will return to its origin: the Creator.”
(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 16)
AS IF EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE