The Writings Of Señor Tao – Truth And Lies

What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions — they …

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

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 – The Expendability Of Human Life

I think a lot about the word tenacity. What it takes to survive in a world that is sometimes beautiful and sometimes hostile. I’m always amazed at the body’s willingness to continue, to keep going. The heart that keeps pumping, the lungs that keep breathing, the way the will to live can outsmart those other …

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

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

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

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 …

For The Love Of Wisdom – New York Times Editorial Board December 31, 1999 – Existence

Even those of us who have not filled the bathtub with emergency water, withdrawn extra cash from the bank and stocked up on food will be entering the new millennium sobered by the awareness that unknown problems of our own making are an enduring part of existence.  New York Times Señor Tao (April 17,  1948 -) This …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Exponential Growth – CoVid-19 And Climate Change

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Many of us do not understand the concept of exponential growth with regards to how quickly things grow and change. The explanation below, in layman terms, is the best I found so far from Jane E Brody, Personal Health columnist for The New York Times. Dr. Slovic, author of “The …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Juneteenth – The End Of Slavery? But I Am Still Thought Of As A Slave

We believe all men are entitled to the blessings of liberty. Yet millions are being deprived of those blessings . because of the color of their skin. The reasons are deeply imbedded in history and tradition and the nature of man. We can understand - without rancor or hatred - how this happened, but it …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – I Am Not Me Anymore, At Least I’m Not The Same Me I Was

To be full of strength and vigor one moment and virtually helpless the next, in the pink and pride of health one moment and a cripple the next, with all one’s powers and faculties one moment and without them the next – such a change, such suddenness, is difficult to comprehend, and the mind casts …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – The Big Lie And The War Against Truth

If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom…When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth even on what may seem the most …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – A Sad Day For The United States

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Today is my mother’s birthday. If she were still alive, she would be ninety-five years old. I also discovered another one of my favorite people, Kahlil Gibran, was born on this day in 1883. So today is his one hundred thirty eighth birthday. These two individuals born only forty-three years …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Disparity Of Thoughts – Born Different

It has been a long time since I have written anything down. A lot of things have happened. So many things I have been unable to write them.  Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) I “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end,” said Seneca. …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Acceptance – What The World Needs Now

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Acceptance - What The World Needs Now With the senseless killing of Black men by white police officers in the United States, at a rate which has not been seen since the racial unrest of the sixties, to the ISIS bombings in France, Yemen, Turkey, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – America In Distress – Updated For July 4th 2020

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) For seventy-two years I watched as laws were passed, cities burned, appeasement tokens appointed and Black people killed by the police with no actions taken upon their white assailants. For Seventy-two years of my life Black people have been protesting for equality and being killed for being Black in …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Why Is Life Worth Living?

Why is life worth living? Okay, for me, I would say...well, Groucho Marx, to name one thing, and Willie Mays and the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony and Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues', and um, Swedish movies, naturally. Sentimental Education by Flaubert, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, those incredible Apples and Pears by …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Entelechy

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Entelechy |en?tel?k?|noun ( pl. -chies) Philosophy - the realization of potential.• the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization.• Philosophy - the soul. ORIGIN late Middle English : via late Latin from Greek entelekheia (used by Aristotle), from en- …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Enlightenment – What Is It Really?

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Enlightenment—What Is It Really? Enlightenment is not something to be sought but rather something to be realized. It is a state of being which does not have to be experienced each moment of our existence. That would be overwhelming and could lead to schizophrenia and yet, it can be …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Donald Trump Is A Tyrant – Beware!

Make the lie big, keep it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it. Joseph Goebbels  (October 29, 1897 – May 01, 1945) Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Joseph Goebbels was the head of Hitler’s Propaganda Ministry after the Nazis took control of Germany in 1933. He was also Hitler’s named successor …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Loneliness And The Solitude Of Aging

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Loneliness And The Solitude Of Aging Solitude is a choice, but loneliness creeps into your life like a dark storm cloud releasing its thunder and lightening into the essence of one's being. It feels like bombs exploding overhead while depression and self pity sprinkle down in an endless shower …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Proust Questionnaire 

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Proust Questionnaire Since July 1993, the back page of Vanity Fair has been devoted to the Proust Questionnaire, in which a noteworthy person answers a series of personal questions. The questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust (1871–1922), the French essayist …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – An Interview With Myself Part II

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Anaïs Nin Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) An Interview With Myself Part II Me: Okay, begin... I: You were the ethereal one, a shadow passing through a large corridor, floating without …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Please Do Not Call Me African-American

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Please Do Not Call Me African-American There are many labels used to describe people of color living in America today. I grew up with the terms Negro and colored. Later the terms to describe people of color living in America became African-American or Afro-American. Later Black became an accepted …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Reading Poetry At Three O’clock In The Morning

Tao Writer April 17, 1948 -) Reading Poetry At Three O’clock In The Morning I often read poetry when I wake up during the night at a time when most are sound asleep. It is quiet now with only the hum of the refrigerator to keep me company and the occasional cat fight outside on …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Rape And White Privilege In America

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Rape And White Privilege In America Rape is one of the most personal intrusions upon another person's body and mind along with torture. It seems to have become commonplace on today's college campuses and in the military with very little being done to prevent such transgressions. Far too many …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – If You Had Ten Minutes To Live…

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) If You Had Ten Minutes To Live... Who would you call?What would you say?Why aren't you doing it? Most participants in the one day seminar on “Death & Dying” presented by Stephen Levine and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had instant answers to the first two question. Everyone would call a loved …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Deceit’s Tangled Web

deceit  noun— the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth : a web of deceit. — an attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Deceit's Tangled Web …

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