Author Archives: Leigh

About Leigh

Leigh is an American Taoist philosopher, exploring how modern life and its problems can best be addressed with ancient teachings. She is also a doctor of psychology.

Avoiding Envy

In addition to avoiding feelings of envy within ourselves, we have a greater responsibility as developed people of Tao to address how our possessions, wealth, or attributes arouse feelings of jealousy in others. Continue reading

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The Yin Yang Symbol and You

Admitting we are both good and bad gets us one step closer to being part of the Tao. Continue reading

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Achieving Mindfulness

Concentration, focus and persistence is not part of the modern way and every part of our advertising-driven society is fighting for your attention. Fight back against the distractions to ensure an existence that embraces the here and now. Continue reading

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Unlearning in Taoism

When others interpret the Taoist concept of unlearning to be a support of ignorance or anti-intellectualism, they miss the opportunity to shed the weight we carry that keeps us away from our true nature that aligns perfectly with the Tao. Continue reading

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How Taoists Practice Their Beliefs

So how does a Taoist practice his or her belief system? By constantly refining the self. Continue reading

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Maintaining Silence

Humanity is struggling with the value of silence these days, given that we have a vast audience provided on the Internet. Continue reading

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Right and Wrong for Taoists

We like to label right and wrong (especially when we are passing judgment on others) but we know in naming one we create the other. Continue reading

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Taoists and Attachment

We can allow ourselves a moderate amount of attachment, especially worthwhile bonds like those we have to other people. As a Taoist you are a refined individual and you can handle some suffering. Continue reading

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The Vinegar Tasters

From this, you can decide how you want to taste the world. Will you find it sour, bitter, or pleasantly sweet? Continue reading

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Taoists Don’t Believe in Karma

We don’t look for an answer to unfairness because it isn’t a puzzle to solve. Continue reading

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