When I wrote this book, I set a simple question for myself: “If Taoism is so great, shouldn’t I be able to find evidence of it every day?”
I had studied breathing exercises, martial arts, and meditation, I had read many books, and I had visited temples. But everything Taoist seemed to be from some long-gone dynasty or had taken place in some far-off location. What was Taoism when placed in contemporary settings and faced with contemporary problems?
I set myself the task of finding at least one experience each day that revealed the Tao. Of course, I understood the assertion that everything is Taoist, but I wanted a direct perception or even an epiphany. So for 365 days, I followed that task—looking, discovering, and writing.
365 Tao is my most popular book by far, and it has had a life I never expected. It has been used by people in recovery, people seeking daily inspiration, and people simply interested in delving into Taoism in a gradual way.