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Chapter 26 Tao Te Ching – Living Undisturbed! Is this possible?

Thursday 3rd January 2019

In this episode of Tao of Our Understanding Alcohol Recovery Podcast, the hosts discuss Chapter 26 of the Tao Te Ching and how it relates to achieving peace and joy in recovery. Discover how Taoist philosophy can help you embrace the concept of a higher power and find lasting sobriety.
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Living Undisturbed: Applying Taoist Philosophy to Alcohol Recovery

Your willingness to [choose calmness], especially when chaos and anger have been your previous choices, puts you in touch with the master of unrest.
If you're in recovery, you know that achieving peace and joy can be challenging. But did you know that Taoist philosophy can help? In the latest episode of the Tao of Our Understanding Alcohol Recovery Podcast, the hosts explore Chapter 26 of the Tao Te Ching and its relevance to achieving lasting sobriety. They discuss the root of our disturbances, the importance of taking responsibility for our own calmness, and how to deal with resentments in recovery. One standout quote from the episode captures the essence of their message: 'Your willingness to [choose calmness], especially when chaos and anger have been your previous choices, puts you in touch with the master of unrest.' But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to learn more about how Taoist philosophy can help you embrace the concept of a higher power and find peace and joy in recovery.
The hosts begin by delving into Chapter 26 of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the problem of being disturbed and how to return to a state of peace and joy. They emphasize that the problem lies within us, which means we can do something about it. By taking responsibility for our own calmness, we can choose to be a host to god and carry around with us the calmness that is the Dao. This is much different from being a hostage to our ego, which insists that we can't help feeling disorderly when we're in circumstances that resemble pandemonium.
So how do we achieve this state of calmness? The hosts suggest that it starts with embracing the concept of a higher power. Taoist philosophy offers a unique perspective on this, using examples from nature to illustrate the idea of a source of all life. This can be a powerful tool for those who struggle with more traditional religious thinking. But embracing a higher power is just the beginning. The hosts also discuss the importance of mindfulness and how it can help us stay grounded in the present moment.
Throughout the episode, the hosts share their own experiences and reflections on the journey of recovery. They discuss the healing process with loved ones and how to work through the challenges that arise. They also offer insights on how to mature in sobriety and take responsibility for our own actions. And they address common issues that can arise, such as dealing with resentments and distractions.
Overall, the episode offers a wealth of insights and practical tips for those in recovery. Whether you're new to the journey or have been in recovery for years, there's something here for everyone. So why not take a listen and discover how Taoist philosophy can help you find lasting peace and joy in sobriety? Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.