“In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.”
Tao Te Ching 48
It’s been almost a week since I last posted! That’s mostly due to me being lazy and partly due to me not having much to say. Well I learned something more about Taoism over the last few days and that is the Yin Yang diet. Finding balance in your body through your food. It’s very interesting and I will share with you the links to some blogs I enjoyed reading on the subject at the bottom. So far I’ve learned that all foods are either Yin or Yang they can be extreme yin or extreme yang and in between as well. I have already given up alcohol and the next thing is sugars *cough* oreos *cough! I’m working on it! Anyway, it’s a very interesting subject! I also learned that people who practice Taoism can eat meat but you have to make sure it is raised properly. The negative emotions and negative energy of animals that lived their lives in cages or are taken to slaughter houses are in the food, so when you eat the food you are eating their fear. I agree and have already been one to make sure that my food is raised naturally.
I just got back from my trip to the grocery store buying yin and yang foods. It’s all very healthy natural stuff and I’m excited! The only problem is I’m not much of a cook so now I have to figure out what I am going to do with the food. If you have any suggestions please share!
Something else I just started today is downsizing. I’m starting with my wardrobe, I woke up and started going through my clothes. I have a LOT of clothes but as I went through them I realized that I actually wear pretty much everything. I have a small pile I’m going to do something with but the rest I actually wear! It’s just a start though I hope to continually downsize until I only have what I need.
“If you want to be given everything, give everything up.”
Tao Te Ching 22
In other news the dogs and I went hiking, as usual, this week and we had fun until Toph ran off and got lost. We searched for her for a good thirty or forty minutes before finding her. I was so upset with her. They have lost hiking privileges until they can listen better so we are going back to basic training, for both of them. It’s going okay, Toph is stubborn though. Well, stubborn isn’t the right word…. she just doesn’t know anything. It’s hard for me to keep my patience but it’s good practice, I need patience.
I also want to briefly talk about my Martial Arts! In case you didn’t know I do Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi and I love it! Taoism is perfect for this and I’m excited to start bettering my martial arts through my Taoism and vice versa. I will write more about my martial arts in the coming months so please check back for that! I’m sooo excited about the start of my new journey I can’t wait to share my upcoming adventures!!!
Here are he links to the blogs I read on yin yang foods. Check it out!
Yin Yang Shopping List
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