Tao of Sailing : Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

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  • Copyright: 1990-07-01
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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A sailboat tossed about on rough seas will struggle to find a smooth course, balancing itself through wind and water. The human experience is a succession of balancing maneuvers as we resolve conflicts, find love, and merely exist from day to day. Grigg shows one how to be like a sailboat -- steady, adaptable, serene, and powerful.

Author Biography

Ray Grigg has been a teacher of English literary history, fine arts, cultural history, and world religions in the British Columbia senior secondary school system for over twenty years. He holds two degrees from the University of British Columbia and has traveled extensively in over forty countries. Some of this traveling was done by sailboat, in local British Columbia waters, in the Caribbean, and offshore in the Pacific. He now lives with his wife on Quadra Island, British Columbia. He is a Taoist scholar and author of the best-selling classics, The Tao of Relationships and The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook.

Table of Contents

The Tao of Sailing: A Bamboo Way Of Life
Even Beachstonesp. 3
The Wisdom Of Sandp. 3
Neither Stone Nor Waterp. 5
Words Say Stone And Waterp. 5
Great Ocean...Dry Stonesp. 7
Not Once A Mistakep. 7
The Place Called Shorep. 9
If Shore Is Betweenp. 11
Land And Sea, Here And Therep. 11
If There Is Landp. 13
Within The Reach Of Surfp. 15
Stone Thoughtsp. 17
A Shoreless Thoughtp. 19
Shoredancep. 21
Between Land And Seap. 23
Master Of Nothingp. 25
Stones Know What To Dop. 25
Beyond Land Is Seap. 27
Closer To The Taop. 27
In The Full Middlep. 31
Ships Are Not Mindful Of Seap. 31
The Form Of A Shipp. 33
Searching For A Wayp. 33
Between A Ship And Rocksp. 35
Just-Sop. 35
An Anchor Too Heavyp. 37
Shaped For Sea And Windp. 37
That Which Moves A Shipp. 39
The Empty Space Withinp. 39
Both Lightness And Heavinessp. 41
Primal Harmonyp. 41
Bow And Sternp. 43
Without Being Mindedp. 45
Like An Old Sagep. 45
A Ship's Oneness With Seap. 47
Whatness And Thatnessp. 47
In Its Very Centrep. 49
Perfect Balancep. 49
The Wing Of Sailp. 51
Holding and Yieldingp. 51
The Balance Withinp. 53
Silent Sound And Sounding Silencep. 53
A Moving Stillnessp. 55
Unmoved Yet Movingp. 55
The Ship's Cockroachp. 57
The Same Mysteryp. 57
Timingp. 59
A Ship Is Womanp. 59
Like Sailsp. 61
By Not Surpassingp. 61
Everything And Nothingp. 63
Moon Floats...Ship Floatsp. 63
Stillness And Emptinessp. 65
Being Sea...Being Wavesp. 69
The Sea Of Ourselvesp. 69
The Stillness Of Seap. 71
Sea And Fogp. 71
Thoughts Of Waves...Thoughts Of Seap. 71
When A Wave Comesp. 73
In One Greyp. 73
Wordless Seap. 73
On The Sea's Surfacep. 75
Before Spray Returns To Seap. 75
Sea Belongs With Landp. 77
The Wave Unknowinglyp. 77
The Water Of Wavesp. 79
Deep Within The Seap. 79
Different Wavesp. 81
The Pathless Pathp. 81
The Wholeness Of Seap. 83
Upon The Sea Of The Great Motherp. 83
Particular Gratitudep. 85
Shapeless, Formless, Namelessp. 85
Softer Than Waterp. 87
Because Of Awep. 87
The Sea Remainsp. 89
Only Sea Meeting Skyp. 89
To Be Unmasteredp. 91
The Stillness In Everything's Movingp. 91
Below The Sea's Surfacep. 93
What Could Be Easierp. 93
Thoughts Within Thinkingp. 97
How Are We To Be In This Worldp. 97
The Bending Coursep. 97
Defiance...Yielding...Accordp. 99
Fullness In Waitingp. 99
Thoughtless Accordp. 99
Surprise And Uncertaintyp. 101
Thinking Is Difficult To Findp. 101
Within The Wind Of Thinkingp. 103
The Silence Of Emptinessp. 103
The Losing Of Selfp. 105
The Sage's Thoughtsp. 105
Inner Weightp. 105
Balanced Movingp. 107
Let Finding Find Its Own Wayp. 107
No One Doing...Nothing Being Donep. 109
Proper Yieldingp. 109
The Sailor's Taskp. 111
Our Moving Thoughtsp. 111
Simplicityp. 111
Unmade-Up Mindp. 113
Thoughts Are Like Wavesp. 113
Yield And Be Unbrokenp. 115
Right Questionsp. 115
Inner Patiencep. 117
Selfless Changingp. 117
A Sailor At Seap. 119
Words Are Like Airp. 119
Wave And Selfp. 121
Neither Thoughts Nor Understandingp. 121
A Sailor's Course At Seap. 123
The Mysterious Ordinaryp. 123
Names...Thoughtsp. 125
Every New Journeyp. 125
Breath And Blood...Air And Waterp. 127
Nothing In Chargep. 127
Inner Balance...Outer Harmonyp. 129
As Large As Nothingp. 129
The Primal Urgep. 131
Only Night And Sea And Fogp. 131
By Moving With Everythingp. 133
Rest Full Of Emptyp. 133
Timeless Waitingp. 135
Changing Thoughtsp. 135
Practice Not-Doingp. 137
Their Own Horizonsp. 137
A Special Waitingp. 139
Less Than What Is Notp. 139
An Emptiness Makes Wayp. 141
Just Sittingp. 141
Wind-Knowingp. 141
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