What Makes a Taoist?
A question many people ask me point blank is this:
What makes someone a Taoist
compared to someone who would not be a Taoist?
Since not everyone wants to read an entire book to figure this out and I just got asked this again in an email: let’s just give a simple answer here.
A Taoist is defined by the following characteristics
Living life kindly, compassionately, gracefully, never striving to be first, with modesty while embracing a colorful story to enjoy as ourselves.
These characteristics are defined very clearly in Taoism. Non-Taoists often paint the world to morality (judgment applied to kindness) or force others to live by commandments (judgment applied as principles of living).
Instead Taoists focus in on the roots of kindness, compassion and simple lifestyles.
A Taoist lives in the fullest terms relative to each of our natures to what we can be. It turns out we can be more complete in being simple. Not regarding being first nor last but modestly and with grace (living to potential).