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  1. *waves*

    Welcome! *waves back* Looking forward to hearing more...
  2. Hello from Madeline

    Welcome Madeline! Glad to see you here...
  3. Probiotic Appreciation Study Group

    Great topic, Daemon! Is the continuous brewing method described somewhere? I am very curious...
  4. Gospel of Thomas

    @Jeff.... and what about the part that the world is not worthy of that one?
  5. Introduction

    Oh, come on, metabee... surely you could tell us a little more! Just throw out a few of your faves... And, oh, yes! Welcome!
  6. Hi from the UK

    Welcome Sultani... Glad you took the plunge...
  7. Blood type and personalty

    Some great posts on blood type and personality in this thread from some time ago... (Taomeow... _Please_ come back... DB is nowhere near as much fun without you! )
  8. Paradoxes in Chapter 41

    Yes, developing an understanding of the TTC that you can actually apply to your life is definitely a challenge.
  9. Paradoxes in Chapter 41

    You may have to immerse yourself in some good TTC commentaries for that...Prof. Ellen Chen's is very good... she brings in the history, the meaning of the words closer to the time they were written... It's inexpensive used on Amazon now... https://www.amazon.com/Tao-Te-Ching-Translation-Commentary/dp/1557782385/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525637993&sr=1-1&keywords=Ellen+Chen+Tao+Te+Ching or Kindle, if you do that... Others here may chime in with their favorite commentaries...
  10. Paradoxes in Chapter 41

    My interpretation? lol How about I give you hers? She groups the first three lines together by subject (Tao) Re the first line, she says: "The illuminating Tao appears dark— Ming, the light that illuminates at night, is the opposite of kiang, the bright light belonging to day. Ming is the mystical light of the round, illuminating both the coming out and return of all beings."
  11. Paradoxes in Chapter 41

    I looked at a few other translations of this, and was still not getting any clarity...so I went to Ellen Chen's translation and commentary (in her book).. which always helps me... Her commentary is expansive and specific, but her overall comment is "Every line in this quote brings out the hidden nature of Tao, explaining why Tao is so neglected by the ordinary consciousness." That works for me.
  12. Paradoxes in Chapter 41

    Interested in how you see the pairs working together...
  13. Acupressure for Beginners?

    Cindy Black's site, Big Tree Healing, is a great source for acupressure instruction... https://www.bigtreehealing.com/how-does-acupressure-work/
  14. Acupressure for Beginners?

    Hi Goldleaf... In terms of acupoints (e.g. Spleen 4), my understanding is that activation is more about energy than pressure... So your attention and focus is most important, not a lot of pressure. In terms of reaching them, there's a whole book written on activating them with chopsticks! Trigger points are knots or particularly sore places in muscles. They occasionally are also acupoints, but most often not. But even then, the most effective pressure, in my experience, is just deep enough to feel discomfort... and to use that discomfort as a target for what you need to relax... As for applying pressure to places you can't normally reach, check out the Thera Cane or the Body Back Buddy online. They can apply a lot of pressure, but, as I said, more external pressure is less effective than focusing on internal relaxation in response to the pressure. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_2?sf=col&fst=p90x%3A1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Atheracane+massager+self-massaging+stick&page=2&keywords=theracane+massager+self-massaging+stick&ie=UTF8&qid=1524485004
  15. Acupressure for Beginners?

    One of the most versatile tools for working on your own body is a lacrosse ball, or better, two of them. Tennis balls work too, a little softer. You can work just about every point in your body. This book covers a LOT of territory... The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body Paperback – November 4, 2014 by Jill Miller (Author), Kelly Starrett (Foreword)