Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekly Tao Te Ching Verse - Week #29

Hey friends, it's been a while. I got out of the habit of doing the blog posts, not sure why. I am here to try and rectify that because I think it is important for me to have some discipline and rigor in my life. My goal for this blog, I guess, is to be a record of some of my thoughts and activities. Not earth shatteringly important to anyone other than myself maybe and that's okay. This blog, dear reader, is really for me.

The last time I posted we had just finished an unofficial Engine 2 Seven Day at Hyland. Well, coincidentally we are on Day 5 of our second Seven Day Rescue! And we have two more coming up, one in May and one in June. It's pretty awesome that Hyland stepped up and added it to their currently wellness initiative called the "Whole Hylander". It looks at wellness as more than just diet and excercise, but also community, mindfulness and financial well being.

I have also taken up a larger role in PlantBasedCLE as the previous President stepped down. She stepped down for the best of reasons, she is a victim of her own success, and Engine 2 where she works is giving her more and more responsibility. Which unfortunately for us means she has less time to dedicate to the organization. I have stepped in as President with my high school buddy John as Vice President. We created a new board of directors and re-started monthly meetings and activities which we had paused over the holidays.

One activity we are doing, in collaboration with Health Care is Self Care is a screening of the new documentary "What The Health". It's produced by the same folks that did Cowspiracy and is a really hard hitting documentary. The great thing is that after the screening we will hold a Q&A Panel Discussion with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, his wife Ann, and daughter Jane, that latter two being authors of some great Whole Foods, Plant Based cookbooks such as the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. Yours truly will be the moderator for the panel.

There is a lot happening in the Whole Food, Plant Based movement and we are hoping to position PlantBasedCLE in the forefront of that movement here in Northeast Ohio. More on that, though, in later posts.

Welcome to this week's Tao Te Ching verse. See here for what this is all about. 

Verse 29
Do you want to improve the world?
I don't think it can be done.
The world is sacred.
It can't be proved.
If you tampered with it, you'll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.
There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.
The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.
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