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The Tao of Now

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This avatar of the Tao Te Ching comes to us as a contemporary, familiar creature, an incarnation both timeless and timely. In The Tao of Now, Daniel Skach-Mills gives us wisdom as refreshing and new as this moment's wind in the trees, wisdom as secure in tradition as the cardinal directions with which we name any wind's path.--Paulann Petersen, author of A Bride of Narrow ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Kenarnoldbooks, LLC (first published June 12th 2008)
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Shawn Sorensen
Jun 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Considering one of the larger themes of this book - not to judge others or oneself - Skach-Mills probably wouldn't even want me to write a review, or care what I thought. Trouble is, I would like others to read these insightful, direct and heartening poems.

The lessons on the pages of "The Tao of Now" are manifold and profound. The principal idea is to bring more into one's life by calming down, turning off mind chatter and letting a situation reveal what it will, which can bring one more sensory
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A.B. McFarland
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my kind of poetry. I enjoy focus on the the spiritual ineffable and also the word play.
Since I agreed with the points the poet was making, I didn't find his tone too preachy, but I can see how others might.

Here's #53:
"Psychological fear
gives rise to accumulation.
Accumulation gives rise
to psychological fear.

The mind is like a cup
afraid of its own emptiness.
Wealth, possessions, status, knowledge,
it fills itself with what it knows
to quell the anxiety,
then fears the loss of what
it's accumul
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Evan
Sep 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Starts off as a poetic retelling of Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" and quickly devolves into an arrogant tone that puts most of its energy towards making scathing political and religious judgements - a few of which are agreeable but most of which are just annoying. His musings on contemporary American society demolish any hope that this book would have a timeless quality. Didn't he state early in the book that the point of everything was to turn off the mind and not judge? But yet we find he ...more
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