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The Tao of Joy Every Day: 365 Days of Tao Living

The Tao of Joy Every Day: 365 Days of Tao Living

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"We need to open our eyes to see life itself as a gift, and perceive the goodness embedded everywhere. Every day is a blessing, and every moment is an opportunity to express the Tao." -Derek Lin

In Eastern wisdom traditions, it is taught that practicing one small bit of wisdom each day will add up to a life of insight and joy. This volume of 365

Overview

"We need to open our eyes to see life itself as a gift, and perceive the goodness embedded everywhere. Every day is a blessing, and every moment is an opportunity to express the Tao." -Derek Lin

In Eastern wisdom traditions, it is taught that practicing one small bit of wisdom each day will add up to a life of insight and joy. This volume of 365 life-transforming readings brings the sacred teachings of the Tao to our everyday lives. The Tao of Joy Every Day contains Taoist sayings, insights, and stories-all designed to clearly provide understanding of what makes our lives meaningful, especially in a world that can seem hurried and crazed.

For the spiritual reader interested in books that can expand awareness and sensitivity to everyday life, The Tao of Joy Every Day is a great gift that will provide enlightenment for 365 days and beyond, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of happiness.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
 
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
 
The Tao of Daily Life:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)

“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
 
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
—Taoism
 
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
 
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
 
 “A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’
—Taoism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585429189
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
172,054
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 4.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for Derek Lin’s books:
 
The Tao of Joy Every Day:
Winner: Best Spirituality/ Alternative Science Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“The book offers up easily digestible wisdom for when you need a quick bit of inspiration. It is a great way to start the day, and it's small size makes it ideal for a nightstand book. It's short but powerful entries are great for settling the mind before bedtime, or on nights when you can't sleep. It's a great addition to any Eastern wisdom book collection.”
—The Buddhist Blog
 
The Tao of Daily Life:
“This book has given me a large amount of understanding and inspiration in my own life. It is well written so that those of any religion (or lack of) can greatly benefit from its wisdom. I would put this book at the top of the list for anyone wanting to help move past the daily trivialities and frustrations that an inhibit our lives. This is also a perfect companion to applying the Tao Te Ching to the daily life.”
—Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church’s Book Corner
 
“The perfect book for readers who are interested in Taoism and want a little daily inspiration. The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application—perfect for busy Western readers!”
—Taoism
 
“There are some wonderful stories here! A top-drawer collection of Taoist teaching stories and commentaries on this ancient path.”
—Spirituality and Practice, “Best Spiritual Books of 2007”
 
The Tao of Success:
Winner: Best Spirituality Book (The Coalition of Visionary Resources)
 
“This book represents a melding of the best of eastern and western thinking.”
—Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
 
 “A practical, systematic approach to the ancient and time-honored spiritual learning process. Using the same format that made The Tao of Daily Life a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, Lin draws on the power of Taoist stories to illustrate important keys, or lessons.’
—Taoism

Meet the Author

Derek Lin has become one of the best-selling Taoist teachers and writers in America today. He was born in Taiwan and grew up with native fluency in both Chinese and English. This background lets him convey Eastern teachings to Western readers in a way that is clear, simple, and authentic. His previous books, including The Tao of Daily Life, The Tao of Success, and his own translation of the Tao Te Ching, have become category bestsellers. Lin, who serves as director of Tao studies at the Great Tao Foundation of America, lives in California with his wife.

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Tao of Joy Every Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jomeadow More than 1 year ago
Derek Lin brings the beautiful simplicity of Taoism to daily life in an understandable and deeply thought provoking way. His wisdom and talent with words make this a wonderful book for getting a tasty little bite of practical spirituality that will last the whole day. I highly recommend that you read his other books for an exquisite whole meal. If I didn't already own the book, I would love to have this on my kindle fire... so I may have to get an electronic copy as well. Other copies are slated to be holiday gifts, because reading this book will have a ripple effect of good for the world. I Highly recommend it. Thank you, Derek!
Beardedone More than 1 year ago
Daily inspiration. Very excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago