Welcome to The Path of Water

This site is dedicated to exploring the Tao and Philosophical Taoism; and how it relates to everyday modern life in the 21st Century. It also includes posts relating to how I feel Taoism can provide insights for dealing with the problems of everyday living.

The process of writing out my thoughts helps me to explore what I believe and why, so these posts will probably develop over time. I hope that you'll find this site interesting and, for those of you new to the Tao and Taoism, I hope that it can provide you with a first step on the path to a rich spiritual life. If you want to post comments relating to a post or the site as a whole I'd be grateful as all feedback is helpful.

Enjoy your visit - In Tao - Woody

Who would follow the Way must go beyond words.
Who would know the world must go beyond names. *

No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. **

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Taoism e-Course

I don't intend to make a habit of promoting products or courses through this blog but I'd like to make an exception if you'll bear with me. Bill Martin has written some excellent books interpreting the teachings of the Tao Te Ching. His book "A Path and a Practice" is by some way the best book I've read about Taoism, exploring and explaining it in a simple clear and unpretentious way.

Bill is running a 28 day e-Course (30 January - 26 February 2012) about Taoism through the multi-faith website Spirituality & Practice. Should you be interested in finding out more - the details are here. If it's anywhere close to the quality of his books it should be very good.