Tao of Our understanding Alcohol Recovery Podcast

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Chapter 39 Tao Te Ching – Real Humility!

April 25th, 2019

1:01:36

In the 39th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu shows us how we are all connected. Being we are all connected and part of a greater whole; when I …

Chapter 38 Tao Te Ching Part 2 – Being Good instead of Doing Good!

April 18th, 2019

57:57

This is part 2 of our discussion of the 38th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu gives us 3 ways to live in the Tao instead of our poor substitutes; 1. Acting unselfishly, 2. Give without conditions, 3. See without …

Chapter 38 Tao Te Ching Part 1– Be Good instead of Do Good!

April 11th, 2019

27:19

This is part 1 of our discussion of the 38th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu gives us the levels of false spirituality again and how we are to “be good” instead of the false “do good” substitutes going downward …

Chapter 37 Tao Te Ching Part 2– Practical Application!

April 5th, 2019

56:11

This is part 2 of our discussion of the 37th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu gives insight on our part in life which many times is different than we interpret. We discussed with Kate E. how to apply this chapter in …

Chapter 37 Tao Te Ching Part 1– work not WORK!

March 28th, 2019

54:21

This is part 1 of our discussion of the 37th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu gives insight on our part in life and how we mistake work for work. We discuss how we tapped into something greater in our recovery and …

Chapter 36 Tao Te Ching – It is difficult to appreciate the gift in our struggles!

March 21st, 2019

56:43

In the 36th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu gives us an insight into our difficulties in life – To take something, you must first give it up …

Chapter 35 Tao Te Ching – Living a Life of Attraction!

March 14th, 2019

59:27

In the 35th  Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu gives us a paradox of spirituality – what we think will make us happy never does. When we focus on the persons, places, and things of this world to make us happy instead …

Chapter 34 Tao Te Ching – Acting our way into Powerlessness!

March 7th, 2019

55:16

In the 34th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu shows us that by not possessing, making no claim, not dominating, not lording over others, not …

Chapter 33 Tao Te Ching – Understanding Yourself Instead of Blaming Others!

February 28th, 2019

53:20

Learning not to give others permission to upset us is one of the great gifts from Lao Tzu in the 33rd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching!

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;

Chapter 32 Tao Te Ching – Guidance and the Tao!

February 22nd, 2019

50:03

How do we know the right thing to do? The 32nd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu uses a great example from nature that can show us!

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every …

Chapter 31 Tao Te Ching – Stopping the Fight – Starting with me!

February 14th, 2019

52:37

One interpretation of Lao Tzu's 31st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching could be avoiding the fight – starting with the fight within us then outwardly …

Chapter 30 Tao Te Ching – Force ALWAYS causes Resistance!

February 7th, 2019

51:12

According to Lao Tzu in the 30th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, force always causes resistance – PERIOD. NO EXCEPTIONS! When I resist a thought it grows. When I resist being angry that resistance gives the anger more …

Chapter 29 Tao Te Ching – Surrender to the natural flow of life!

January 31st, 2019

45:19

According to Lao Tzu in the 29th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, our life is perfect just as it is. We hinder the natural flow of life with our control. …

Chapter 28 Tao Te Ching – Being the Valley; Learning to be the source for those in our lives rather a drain on everyone around us!

January 24th, 2019

43:58

In the 28th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu tells us that by loving others and surrender, we can become the source of life needed in our relationships and our recovery.

Here is a link to an online version of the …

Wu wei in the Tao Te Ching – What is "our part" in the actions we take in both recovery and the rest of our life?

January 18th, 2019

56:56

Lao Tzu discusses Wu wei often in the Tao Te Ching. One of our Members, Marla H. is looking for a job. We discuss "effortless effort" – a principle known as Wu wei in Taoist thought. What is "our part" in whatever we …

Chapter 27 Tao Te Ching – ALL is your Teacher AND your Student!

January 10th, 2019

53:47

Lao Tzu teaches us in the 27th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching that we can both learn from and help those we ignore much more than we realize. Every circumstance, every person, every emotion, every fear, every joy is our …

Chapter 26 Tao Te Ching – Living Undisturbed! Is this possible?

January 3rd, 2019

57:45

In the 26th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discussed that when we are disturbed there is a problem within us and steps we can take to return to a state of peace and joy. The problem being within is great news! …

Chapter 25 Tao Te Ching – I came from, I am, and I attract Greatness!

December 27th, 2018

58:41

In the 25th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses the Greatness of our HP(Higher Power or Tao). We came from that Greatness and can learn to live in that Greatness every day, all day! We also discussed how our …

Chapter 24 Tao Te Ching - Learning to accept compliments without pride or ego using gratitude!

December 20th, 2018

56:26

In the 24th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses how the natural flow of the Tao operates: It asks nothing of you as it provides you and everyone with unlimited supplies of food, air, water, sunshine, land, …

Chapter 23 Tao Te Ching - Learning to live intuitively without forcing anything or anyone!

December 13th, 2018

52:53

In the 23rd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu says the Tao response isn’t within your ego. Your ego strongly believes in your ability to force things, to make things happen, or to be the person in charge. The Tao …

Chapter 22 Tao Te Ching - Learning to live in flexibility and how living in such a way that what you need comes to you rather than you fighting to get!

December 6th, 2018

57:49

Great chapter! In the 22nd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu says you can make the choice to weather the storm by allowing it to blow through without resistance. By not fighting, but instead relaxing and going with …

Chapter 21 Tao Te Ching - Not clinging to preconceived ideas. How does the Tao light our lives - we let it!

November 29th, 2018

50:53

Lao Tzu says so much in the 21st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching! Letting it happen, Looking within for the solution, It is within the emptiness that we …

Thanksgiving Episode – Tao Te Ching discussion of our favorite Tao Quotes, Letting Go said in many ways!

November 22nd, 2018

49:28

We hope you enjoy a discussion of our favorite Tao quotes. Most were written by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching. Our group hopes everyone has a great day …

Chapter 20 Tao Te Ching – Trying not to try; giving up the rat race. Tao Te Ching discussion of Our Favorite Tao Quotes, Letting go said in many ways!

November 15th, 2018

1:04:09

In the 20th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses how we may not realize how often you endeavor to accomplish all sorts of things with the idea that once you do, you’ll finally have the time to do what you

Chapter 19 Tao Te Ching – Let go of “Working harder and doing better” Tao Te Ching discussion of Our Favorite Tao Quotes, Letting go said in many ways!

November 12th, 2018

39:18

In the 19th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu continues to illustrate that “all that glitters is not gold.” We have been fooled into thinking we …

Chapter 18 Tao Te Ching - Substitutes for Powerlessness and being right with the Tao!

November 1st, 2018

47:31

In the 18th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu explains that you can live from your heart, viewing virtue as an individual responsibility that you adhere to without a statue or edict telling you. We discussed Chapter …

Chapter 17 Tao Te Ching – Progression of Alcoholism and Learning to Trust by Letting Go of Control!

October 25th, 2018

48:34

Lao Tzu shows in the 17th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching an example we can apply to the progression of alcoholism and our return through hate, fear, …

Chapter 16 Tao Te Ching Part 2 – Everything in Life is Cyclical!

October 18th, 2018

51:29

This is Part 2 of our discussion of Chapter 16 of the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu explained how all of life is in a no-life, life, no-life cycle; every relationship, job, even every care has this element. If we do not let go …

Chapter 16 Tao Te Ching Part 1 – The only constant is change!

October 13th, 2018

43:28

In Chapter 16 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu show the importance of becoming a passer by – not holding on. Until you let go of the old you cannot …

Chapter 15 Part 2 Tao Te Ching - Living with ease and acceptance!

October 13th, 2018

54:02

Lao Tzu discusses in the 15th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching how the completeness we are seeking comes from being able to be used, which is only …

Chapter 15 Tao Te Ching Part 1 - Living with ease and acceptance!

October 13th, 2018

36:03

In the 15th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses how when we pause and allow everything to settle down that many times the right answers appear with no effort on our part.

Here is a link to an online version …

Chapter 14 Tao Te Ching - Living by Being rather than Doing!

October 13th, 2018

53:47

In the 14th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses how through gratitude we can learn to be rather than do. We are called human beings rather than human doings for a reason!

Here is a link to an online version …

Chapter 13 Tao Te Ching - Not living by the opinions of others!

October 13th, 2018

58:06

In the 13th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses impersonalizing relationships - our greatest enemy is the shadow we cast.

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;

Chapter 12 Tao Te Ching - Living with inner conviction – How well we let go and live by that natural state of the Tao, not how much we know!

October 13th, 2018

48:10

Lao Tzu discusses in the 12th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching; Living with inner conviction – How well we let go and live by that natural state of the Tao, not how much we know!

Here is a link to an online version of the …

Chapter 11 Tao Te Ching Part 2 Qualities of an Empty Cup!

October 13th, 2018

58:38

Part 2 of our discussion of the 11th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discusses the value of being empty – allowing rather than trying. We talked in-depth about the qualities of a cup and how this simple analogy …

Chapter 11 Tao Te Ching Part 1 Allowing rather than Trying!

October 13th, 2018

49:24

In part 1 of this discussion of the 11th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu illustrated how to allow rather than try and much more!

In the Shair Recovery Community, SRC for short, we have a number of live online …

Chapter 10 Tao Te Ching - Having without Possessing, Acting without Expectations!

October 12th, 2018

57:04

In Chapter 10 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu discussed having without possessing and acting without expectations.

In the Shair Recovery Community, SRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every …

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