Follow the Tao path to one's inner self

City Talk | 22 Mar 2016

Tao is taught naturally and cannot be coerced or forced into cooperating with certain sets of principles. However, having said that, "natural" should be applied in the right perspective or, should I say, it must be ethical. For instance, bravery is good, but robbing is an act of bravery as well, therefore bravery should be accompanied by moral principles in accordance with cultural practices. Therefore, Tao is an enlightened process and, to reach such a state, we are required to follow a certain path leading to the inner self.

Chinese have always said that you should follow your heart and not your head. This involves following your experiences of life. Experiences are a set of behaviors that are learned from or through inexperience.

The meditation process helps us to focus on the inner voices and inner healing, heal from ignorance, heal from unwarranted words that might harm others, especially loved ones.

Revert back to the Wu Wei or "doing nothingness." The core of doing nothingness has to do with our inner heart that is pure and naive.

We need moral because of immoral, we need trust because of untrustworthiness; we need laws because of unlawfulness, etc. This can go on forever, if you know what I mean. The ideal state is to go back to the past whereby one must act in accordance to the ideology of freedom from set ideas or rules. This is seemingly impossible, but this is Tao.

Chinese metaphysics and feng shui in particular are normally directly or indirectly linked to Taoism and Confucian teaching because of sets of ideology of human, heaven and earth interaction.

Kerby Kuek has published 15 books on feng shui, inner alchemy, Taoism and metaphysics. He can be contacted at

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