Years back, I had gone through some notes on Taoism , but couldn’t make much of it due to its poetical nature which I found a bit vague and mystical. There was no scholarly commentary as well that would have helped make sense of it.
It was through Lenz’s sayings that I was able to delve into the nature of Taoism and Tao and comprehend it better.
Some insightful sayings of Lenz's....
Taoism is the way of water. The most frequent element or symbol referred to in Lao Tzu's writings is the symbol of water.
Water is the symbol of pure consciousness.
When it reaches a blockage, water find the easiest path around the blockage, or it continues to assemble, and flows over the blockage.
The Grand Canyon is living evidence of the power of water over a period of time. The power may not manifest immediately. Water can be very powerful, like a tidal wave.
Wisdom is knowing that if you bend, you don't have to break. Sometimes it is necessary to go with the flow of life.
Taoism means stretching your being, becoming both a man and a woman and joining within yourself, to be the heavens themselves, to stretch your awareness beyond the breaking point until all opposites are reconciled within yourself.
Be in harmony with the Tao, with the basic principles of creation. To not be in harmony with that flow, no matter how hard you meditate, you will not be happy and you won't be liberated.