Taoist philosophy asserts the most harmonious way to successfully navigate through life is to flow with what is. Whether you like it or not, the particular way each moment shows up is the only possible outcome of everything that preceded it. Understanding this frees you to move into solutions without resistance. Tai Chi is the practice of embodying this understanding by physically demonstrating that yielding to oncoming force topples it. Without something to push against, the energy falls flat or disperses. When you listen without preparing your argument, you’re not only refreshing and charming…

You’re disarming too.

Steve and Jarl

For a fascinating read about Taoist philosophy changing young lives, check out this article in The Atlantic. It’s a story about the third most popular class at Harvard University: Chinese Ethical and Political Theory taught by Michael Puett, professor of Chinese history.