27 Principles of Taoism

27 Principles of Taoism


Here are 27 principles of Taoism:

  1. Have compassion for all sentient beings causing them no unnecessary hurt nor needless harm.
  2. Refrain from needless competitiveness, from contriving for self-advantage and from subjugating others.
  3. When accepting authority over others know also that you accept responsibility for their wellbeing.
  4. Value true friendship and fulfill your obligations rather than striving with egotistical motive.
  5. Seek liberation from the negative passions of hatred, envy, greed and rage, and especially from delusion, deceit and sensory desire.
  6. Learn to let go of that which cannot be owned or which is destroyed by grasping.
  7. Seek the courage to be; defend yourself and your convictions.
  8. Accept transience, the inevitable and the irrevocable.
  9. Know that change exists in everything.
  10. Negate the barriers to your awakening. Discover the positive in the negative and seek a meaningful purpose in what you do.
  11. Be just and honorable. Take pride in what you do rather than being proud of what you have accomplished.
  12. Having humility and respect, give thanks to those from whom you learn or who have otherwise helped you.
  13. Act in harmony with your fellow beings, with nature and with inanimate objects
  14. Know that a thing or an action which may seem of little value to oneself may be a priceless treasure to another.
  15. Help those who are suffering or disadvantaged and as you yourself become awakened help those who seek to make real their own potential.
  16. Know that there is no shame in questioning.
  17. Be diligent in your practice and on hearing the music of the absolute do not be so foolish as to try to sing its song.
  18. Remember to renew the source in order to retain good health.
  19. Seek neither brilliance nor the void; just think deeply and work hard.
  20. When still, be as the mountain. When in movement be as the dragon riding the wind. Be aware at all times like the tiger, which only seems to sleep and at all times let the mind be like running water.
  21. When you are required to act remember that right motive is essential to right action, just as right thought is essential to right words.
  22. Beware of creating burdens for yourself or others to carry.
  23. Act with necessary distinction being both creative and receptive and transcending subject/object dichotomy.
  24. Know that you are not the center of the universe but learn to put the universe at your center by accepting the instant of your being.
  25. Seek security within yourself rather than in others.
  26. Know that even great worldly wealth and the accumulation of material things are of little worth compared with the priceless treasures: love, peace and the freedom to grow.
  27. Allow yourself to be so that your life may become a time of blossoming.

Source: 27 precepts of Taoism
Photo by Ben Heine

from:    http://theunboundedspirit.com/27-principles-of-taoism/

Mary through Norma Gentile on Stillness

From Mary

Just like in meditation or cranial-sacral or energy healing, there is a point of stillness where there is no breath, no sense of the body and no sense of self or surroundings. This is a point of transformation. In this moment, which feels as if it could last forever but in all likelihood is but a fraction of a moment, there is no thought and no sense of time passing. Life suspends itself, and because you are in a state of actual suspended animation, all around you can change.

Or perhaps it is because you are deeply and exquisitely aware of yourselves and all that is around you that you choose differently, not with your minds, but with your soul and being. In any case, within these moments, which both the practitioner and client enter into, your life changes. You do not come out of this stillness with the same sensation of yourselves and your world.

Regardless of whether someone is in the receiving mode when entering into Still Point, or is functioning as the healer, the sense of self and world changes each time someone passes through this process of deep stillness.

Can you imagine, what will happen to your planet and our shared reality as all of humanity passes through an entire year of Still Point?

In order to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, you each have to be willing to let go of the amount of external doing and busy-ness that accompanies most of your lives. Being available to enter into Still Point means surrendering to the support that Spirit and Nature and all that surrounds you is already providing. Within this surrender is the opportunity to witness yourselves floating within the cosmic year of “time of no time”.

The experience of Still Point is ever deepening during this year. It is becoming and will continue to become more and more accessible to all in human form. And it is also more prominent within the consciousness of animals (who are supporting the human transitions in consciousness). Leave them be. Their meditations, even while sunbathing, serve all living consciousness.

With each entrance into your own vibration of Still Point, you may take advantage of the larger cosmic availability of this vibrational quality. And as you choose to enter into this deep stillness you also assist the quality of consciousness within this stillness to be more tangible to other people.

My love and blessings to all,
Mary Magdalene


Norma Gentile
Sound shaman


About Norma Gentile

Norma Gentile


Norma Gentile, sound shaman, is a natural intuitive and channel for Mary, Archangel Michael and the Hathors. She maintains a private healing practice, offering sessions in English and Spanish, as well as singing healing concerts and teaching workshops.   Her website www.healingchants.com.

from:   http://www.spiritofmaat.com/feb12/year_of_stillness.html