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I'm Ad and I'd like to introduce myself (self eh?) to this forum.


Unfortunately, being neither naturally clever or bright, I had to turn to the experience of others as a guide and emotional cup of tea.


After struggling awhile I tried taichi, which worked at a level which must be descibed as quantum or not yet fully understood. This obviously lead the enquiring mind unto Daoyin, TCM study and daoist philosophies which seem a little strange at first but upon consideration and in learning and testing are actually quite sane and usable.


Knock Knock. Who’s there? Dao. Dao who? Dao art Nothing


...thats a joke at daoism.


I don't get it, but then, I don't get a lot of stuff.


I'm quite pleased that my studies have been made in solitude since as I read daoism, it was the art of everythingness and definately not the art of nothingness.


How soul destroying nothingness must be and also unscientific. You cannot have nothing, even in a quantum sense, you must have something since even nothing would be something...sort of thing.


Balance is what is required IMHO.


To learn to balance ones Confucian self and its 10,000 things with ones Tao Te Ching (spiritual and enjoying) self as it were.


Anyhow, as a student of little and probably wrong understanding, I've come to have a look at yours...If your is nice, I might show you mine.


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Hello Ad_B, and welcome.


Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.


Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules.   This covers all you need to know when getting started.


For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.


Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,


Marblehead and the TDB team



Hi Ad,


Sounds like you have a good start.  Yes, I speak to fullness, not emptiness.  (Well, except for empty-minded meditation.)


You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.


May you enjoy your time here.



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