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 energy. When I force my will on another, there is always resistance which results in thorny relations. How do we identify force in our life and what can we do about it?
Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; :1972,1988,1996,2004/section:30" rel="nofollow"> https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:30
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Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations, or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
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Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
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