Kindness and Morality
Now some would say, one person, cannot change the world, by just living kindly. People will ask how Taoism would handle a morality problem of large corrupt scale unkind social actions?
Taoism says that it isn’t a question that Taoism can answer for the whole. Rather Taoism teaches each person how to live to kindness, compassion, and grace. It takes time and patience to illustrate what this means to each person’s heart and how to work with others with open communication. Then once expanding your awareness with an education rather than forcing everyone to memorize a set of commandments, Taoism leaves it up to you to follow your own heart.
How this gets resolved is based on our actions. Our actions must start small and true to our life. Then we refine our actions based on the outcomes. Then we share our actions to further to see how they interplay relative to the various communities we participate within. Then together those actions add up to the point where together we can stand.
This process at first doesn’t seem like it tackles larger social issues, but it does since we will stop abusing ourselves/others somewhere along the line of discovering what it meant to live kindly.
In that reflection of no longer abusing ourselves, as a whole we actually can stop abusing each other also.
This is no different than building an arch, you cannot place a keystone without a framework to first support it. Once you have everything in place, you can remove the framework, and then the keystone of kindness stands on its own. However, before that moment Taoism does provide a framework of education and patience to help show people what it means to live with kindness in one’s life.