Tag Archive | Tao Te Ching

Studies in Leadership, Motivation, and Management

Steve Kaufman has been teaching ideas and concepts of leadership for more than five decades. He speaks with clarity and understanding while sustaining audience interest and focus throughout his presentations, empowering people to grasp the ideas for personal and business use through an interactive format. His best-selling books have sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. […]

Sample Reading from the Living Tao

Some time back, Peggy Thompson, photographer extraordinaire, did a short visual presentation on my  Living Tao book. Here it is again for your enjoyment. For more info on The Living Tao and to purchase book, visit http://the-living-tao.weebly.com For more info on the author and full list of books, visit http://www.hanshi.com

Newly Revised Living Tao Book

The Living Tao – Meditations on the Tao Te Ching to Empower Your Life Introducing the newly revised edition of my book, The Living Tao, with new book cover. The Living Tao presents eighty-one original poems followed by the author’s commentary relating each to the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life, based on the […]

Act Without Action

Poem 64 Hold a sparrow in your hand before it becomes tame Nurture your garden before the weeds run amok Taste fresh berries before they are picked Act without action and the future can be foreseen   Foreseeing the future you can know the result of labors You can know the care to give to […]

The Living Tao – Poem 66

A man lives his life as he sees fit. If he is unhappy, then he changes his mind. Unless he is a fool, he accepts things without understanding the ability to change circumstance. Standing ahead of his children he sees himself as his own son. And, being his own son, he is able to ask […]

Meditations on the Tao Te Ching to Empower Your Life

Excerpt from The Living Tao Poem 7 Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went He should not care for the rewards of the day Seeking only that which can […]

Nextness

Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went before He should not care for the rewards of the day   When you strive to develop an aspect of yourself to […]

Perfection Simply Exists

 Perfection simply exists and needs no words   In the Infinite Harmony of the universe, man is not intelligent enough to determine relationships leading towards perfection. Your perceptions will never be in accord with the perceptions of others, and attempting to make them so will weaken the harmony between you and the work you are […]

Excerpt from The Living Tao

Poem 6 The more you take the more It has to give Never decreasing what the Mother of heaven allots Approach the gateway You are more distant Try not to understand Her secrets Use Her with the joy She expects Divine Breath can never be known A mother’s pleasure is her own The Infinite contains […]

Excerpt from the Living Tao

  Poem 5 The world appears to be unkind Filled with generals and others who would usurp each and all Empty promises fill the void The earth is as a shallow grave Straw dogs seek recompense It does not mean they will receive it Wise men are best unlistened to Their hearts seem filled with […]

The Living Tao

excerpt from Poem 4 There is nothing to consider All things are as one It does not matter what you think you should do All things are already done All things are already done and nothing needs to be desired. Yet we continue to seek things we desire believing they are lacking in our lives. […]

Sonshi.com Interview

Sonshi.com: You hold the title Hanshi, 10th Dan. For our readers’ edification, would you mind sharing with us what it means, and how long it took you to reach that level? Kaufman: The rank and title of Hanshi, 10th Dan is the highest level of martial arts recognition. It is an elected rank given by […]