365 Tao

Daily Meditations

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperOne, 1992
ISBN-10: 0062502239
ISBN-13: 978-0062502230

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.

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