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34 Days of Happiness, Day 22 – Deng Ming-Dao on Happiness

34 Days of Happiness – Day 22, Deng Ming-Dao on Balance The holidays are often a very stressful period for people so for the next 34 days (Thanksgiving through Christmas) we’re going to do a post a day, something happy … Continue reading

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34 Days of Happiness – Day 15, Deng Ming-Dao on Innocence

34 Days of Happiness – Day 15, Deng Ming-Dao on Innocence The holidays are often a very stressful period for people so for the next 34 days (Thanksgiving through Christmas) we’re going to do a post a day, something happy … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Optimism

Deng Ming-Dao on Optimism Clearing blue sky, A promise in bare branches. In winter, there are sunny days. In adulthood, childhood can return. In winter, all things appear dead or dormant.  The rain and snow seem incessant, the nights long.  … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Laughter

Deng Ming-Dao on Laughter Hilly village lanes, Whitewashed sunlit walls. Cerulean sea. The laughter of children. No matter where in the world you go, no matter how many languages are spoken, and no matter how many times cultures and governments … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Outlook

Deng Ming-Dao on Outlook I haven’t posted anything from Deng Ming-Dao in a while so here’s one of my favorite bits of his wisdom ~ Rev Kane Spawned from a mountain cataract. The long river surges to the sea. Its … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Happiness

Deng Ming-Dao on Happiness Let us not follow vulgar leaders Who exploit the fear of death, And promise the bliss of salvation. If we are truly happy, They will have nothing to offer. Some leaders use threats to win adherents.  … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Caring

Deng Ming-Dao on Caring There are times in life when we are called upon to help others typically when people we care about are suffering and in pain.  At these times we feel obligated to give of ourselves and we … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Initiative

On our search for happiness as in all things we must play our part, nothing comes to us just because it has come to our mind, wouldn’t that be wonderful.  We must work, we must struggle, we must persevere, not … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao, the new morning of the new year

Deng Ming-Dao, the new morning of the new year Morning. New day. Joy of birth.   All we need is the morning.  As long as there is sunrise, then there is the possibility that we can face all our misfortunes, … Continue reading

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Happiness and a fresh start in the morning

Happiness and a fresh start in the morning Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  ~Mahatma Gandhi This morning I’m going to turn to my favorite modern Taoist writer Deng Ming-Dao.  … Continue reading

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