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Thoughtful and Compelling Discussion of a Philosophy of Life
on June 23, 2016
In "The Tao of Abundance" author Boldt presents a thoughtful and compelling overview of philosophical principles to help guide one in experiencing a greater sense of abundance in life. He introduces the first principle of Unity in the Tao as involving trust in the universal intelligence inherent in life and its processes and in the interconnectedness of things and ideas in world governed by change or the interplay of yin and yang, and discusses how that contrasts with our society's emphasis on ego and a culture of lack and constant striving for material acquisition of goods and private property; this principle encompasses and is fostered by the other principles that follow, including Tao Nature or Receptivity, Ease or Effortless Action, Flow or Circulation, Power or Following Your Nature, Harmony of Yin/Yang polarities and its relation to synchronicity, Leisure (to be, to grow, and to relate with immediate others and the community), and Beauty as revealed in life's "organic patterns" of wholeness, harmony, and rhythm.
It's not a discussion of how to get rich quick, but of an overall philosophy of life that can enhance one's sense of inner wealth and prosperity. The book features fascinating discussions throughout and is well worth an investment. The appendix workbook may be useful for people in exploring their attitudes about money and wealth and ways to foster a greater sense of abundance. If your not so receptive to the workbook, I would think it ultimately more beneficial to meditate on these principles and take them to heart.