A Personal Tao Book

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Volume One

All of the chapters of the “Personal Tao” book are online below. Or you can Buy the book or Download the Full Book. The book was formatted to be best read in print format. Occasionally, I also create special handcrafted art editions for those interested in something extremely unique and personal in nature.


Select a topic from the chapters.

Reflections
Layout
Tao
Connections
The Way
Tides
Nature
Love
Wu-Wei
Smile
SnapShots
Land
Practices
Practical Limits
Dance
Waking
Poets and Fear
Work
Paper Airplanes
Zen Gardens
Swirling
Job
Paper Spittoon
The Sage
Water
Death
Immortality
Spirit And Soul
Rules
Definitions
Human Waves
Flow
Religion
Living Guidelines
Jasmine
Mystery
Animals
Expectations
Cuttings
Speaking Out
Mantra
Illuminating the Empty Space
Endings

 


Reading A Personal Tao

The Personal Tao books aren’t mass market self help books, rather its art, to enjoy in the same manner you would sit next to a river to just watch water passing by.

Imagine sitting down, beside an old maple tree. 

Close the eyes.

Feel dappled sunlight dancing on skin,

	Leaves eclipse stray beams

	as shadows tango to the light across the body.

Listen to leaves whisper 

	joy as the wind tussles them

		into the air. 

Smile as branches complain 

	in creaking strains

		as younger leaves bounce in play.

 

In the larger sense, these teachings are to free a person. Freedom could be discovered sitting under a tree or even flying under the moon.

A truth about the nature of freedom: once you experience freedom, part of the very experience is to share and pass it along to others in your life.

Freedom is to be shared, if it’s to be had at all.

The Personal Tao books are written with this in mind, to share and to help each person describe their own freedom with their actions.

Please add your questions or comments regarding the Personal Tao Book below.

30 Comments. Leave new

Love your “Waking” chapter, especially the foot note about being careful not confuse anyone else’s direction with your own. I believe I made that mistake and ended up in a harmful codependent relationship. Your site has helped me make baby steps at finding who I really am and not let past abuses define who I am today. Thank you!

Casey Kochmer
May 13, 2014 10:36 pm

@Danielle: I am honored and happy that A Personal Tao has been helpful for you to find strength in your own personal path ahead.

You will find your style in being graceful and in that also discover your own person power to live in kindness and well. :)

Hi Casey,
I am an addict with feelings of self-loathing that I do not understand, and which no amount of good works, positive thinking and therapy seem able to change. I have studied Tao for years, and believe I have a little “understanding”. The study has greatly enriched the life I have made in spite of myself, yet I’ve failed to heal whatever is wrong inside of me. I am new to your page and find it a hopeful place. Would you mind recommending to me a place to begin such as a specific chapter? Thank you so much.

Casey Kochmer
July 3, 2014 2:02 am

Hi Donny:

I would recommend starting with the healing section.

An expanded perspective about healing itself will help give you new angles for your own path.

Finally got around to reading this and I’m glad I did! A great read

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