The Writings Of Señor Tao – The Grand ReOpening, My Fiftieth Birthday

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Seize the time… Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: The Next Generation) Señor Tao (April 17, 1948 -) April 17, 1998 Since my arrival in November, Esalen has been closed to the public. The highway was damaged by earth slides on …

The Writings Of Señor Tao – Sweating Out My Demons While Dancing With Angels

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Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul. Simone Weil ( February 03, 1909 – August 24, 1943) Señor Tao (April 17,  1948 -) Saturday was the first warm sunny rainless day in almost …

The Writings Of Señor Tao – Getting There, The Long Broken Highway

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But the man who comes back through the door in the wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser, but less cocksure, happier but less self satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things of systematic reasoning …

The Writings Of Señor Tao – Closer to Root, Further into Sky – Prologue

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USA, California, Big Sur, Bixby Creek Bridge and coast viewed from Gamboa Point Photo Credit : Huffington Post Several times now I have stressed the fact that whatever “it” is one gets here at Big Sur, one gets it harder, faster, straighter than one would elsewhere. I come back to it again. I say, the …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Stand Undiminished – The Poem

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Stand Undiminished Taken from my motherland in chainsto travel waters unknown by me,to toil in soil unfamiliar to my hands.Forced to speak a languagewhich does not sing.Exploited, enslaved, whipped and hanged.Defined in a constitutionas three fifths of a man.I stood beside you in battleagainst common foes.I stood before you, in …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – The Ritual

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Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. Derek Walcott Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) The Ritual It seemsalmost ritualistic,the way I stepacross the bench,face the sky,squat down,adjust my hips,straighten my back,and breathe deeply.All to just sit—and listento the sea.

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Say It!

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Say It! “Say it,”came a voice from everywherewith a body nowhere.“Say what,” I questioned.“Say I am Love,”the voice replied.“I am Love,”I whispered in a thoughtnot moving my lips.“Say it louder!”the voice exclaimed!“I am Love”I spoke in a soundgreater than silencestill less then audible.“Say it as if everycell in your …