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A fundamental idea in the Tao Te Ching (the origin text of Taoism) is the importance of neutrality on our journey through life.


The Tao advises against relying on the structures and orthodox belief systems that have been created by others. Such ideologies remove us from a direct experience of life and effectively cut us off from our intuition.


Focusing on neutrality allows us to stay grounded between extreme thinking. This helps us avoid swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to the other. It allows us to have a broader perception of what is going on around us as well as less or little judgment on ourselves or the situation.


A swinging pendulum from one extreme to another is by nature, dramatic. When on one side of an extreme there's drama. This can cloud our thinking and make us focus on what is actually not important. We lose sight of our truth.


When we gather ourselves and remain calm, our body supports us. It is easier to see the big picture. It is easier to help ourselves. This takes practice but is so worth it. This is especially true with the current state of the world. If we practice more peace in our inner worlds, it will reflect on the outer world, too.

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