A Little Updating

I did a little updating on this site. On my about page, I have had the same thing up for 6 years. It was about the past, and the reasons I started this blog. I’d been planning to publish a book about the experience of leaving and then divorcing an abusive, narcissistic, sociopathic and somewhat alcoholic man after 32 years of marriage.

The thing is, life has gone on. I am in a far place from there now. I wrote the book, saved it to a thumb drive and there it will stay. I’m not so keen on publishing it now. New information changes things. It did me a world of good to write it, but I don’t need to add anything to the misery he has and is putting himself through.

The updating I did was to let go of all the pain and misery associated with my marriage of 32 years, and just look forward. I’m still Learning to Live Like Water, every day, in every way I can. So what I posted on my “about” page is Chapter 78 from the Tao Te Ching. And that’s all. I think it describes very well the focus of my blog and my life. I’ll post it here so no one has to go looking for my page.

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 78

The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu

Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water.

Yet, to attack the hard and strong,

Nothing surpasses it.

Nothing can take its place.
The weak overcomes the strong.

The soft overcomes the hard.

Everybody in the world knows this,

Still nobody makes use of it.
Therefore the sage says:

To bear the country’s disgrace

Is to rule the shrines of soil and grain.

To bear the country’s misfortunes

Is to be the king of the world.

True words seem false.

Love and light to everyone, even if you don’t think you deserve it. 🙂

4 responses to “A Little Updating

  1. Many years ago I met weekly with a group to read and discuss different versions of the Tao Te Ching. We read a different chapter every week and had soup and bread. I think I might find my little Tao book again. Thank you for these memories and the wisdom of water.

    • That sounds wonderful JoAnna. I read Dr Wayne Dyers book about it, and he did a chapter on each verse. I’d read one verse/chapter each day on my lunch hour. I have my copy of the book to a friend, so recently I bought the kindle version because it is a great reference book. Hope you enjoy it again. 🤗

  2. Couldn’t find the LOVE button so will just have to like. It seems that the long struggle you went through transformed you to live like water. So happy you survived!

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