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In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking.

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs?

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking.

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs?

    Verse 5 Tao Te Ching Discussion with Sensei Elliston

    Verse 5 Tao Te Ching Discussion with Sensei Elliston

    Craig M. prepared great questions this week for Sensei on verse 5. Sensei Elliston shares his thoughts on the 5th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective.
    Pre-order Sensei Elliston’s new book for February release; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original+frontier&qid=1599168689&sr=8-1
    Sensei Elliston’s Podcast, Unmind; https://www.aszc.org/unmind
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chuang Tzu – The Lost Pearl!

    Chuang Tzu – The Lost Pearl!

    We search everywhere for what we think will make us happy. If we are fortunate, we find that we had what we were really in need of all along. That is, if we can pause and look within; past all of our effort and seeking into the nothingness that is always present and abundant.
    Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 49 min
    Chuang Tzu – How Deep Is Tao!

    Chuang Tzu – How Deep Is Tao!

    More discussion of the characteristics of someone practicing the kingly life, living in “the way” or “the Tao.” The Tao thrives in stillness. What are the ways we find stillness in our lives? We also talked about ways that the concept of stillness is found in recovery.
    Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 42 min
    Chuang Tzu – The Kingly Man!

    Chuang Tzu – The Kingly Man!

    The kingly man is content in all things. We saw this as another example of Wu Wei – learning to live in the moment, with no agenda or selfish motives. We also discussed describing the path and walking the path being similar to describing how a strawberry tastes versus tasting a strawberry. Trudging the road OF happy destiny, not TO happy destiny. A great discussion!
    Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 47 min
    Verse 4 Tao Te Ching Discussion with Sensei Elliston

    Verse 4 Tao Te Ching Discussion with Sensei Elliston

    Sensei leads us in meditation training with a short meditation. He then shares his thoughts on the 4th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective.
    Pre-order Sensei Elliston’s new book for February release; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original+frontier&qid=1599168689&sr=8-1
    Sensei Elliston’s Podcast, Unmind; https://www.aszc.org/unmind
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 54 min
    Chuang Tzu – Leaving Things Alone!

    Chuang Tzu – Leaving Things Alone!

    The title says it all. Another view of the Wu Wei from a slightly different angle. How do we not interfere, allow, stay in balance, be at rest, be human, be still, and enjoy our original nature? This particular story also brought meditation and stillness in as a solution.
    Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 43 min

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