Since 2013, Veterans Project & The Family Assistance Campaign has provided free food assistance to more than 20,000 Veterans and their family members, distributing 445,000 lbs. of food. Feed Our Vets mission is to help Veterans in the United States, their spouses and children, whose circumstances have left them on the battlefield of hunger, and to involve the public in fighting Veteran hunger, through: (1) Community food pantries that provide regular, free food to Veterans and their families, (2) Distribution of related goods and services, (3) Public education and outreach.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
INTRODUCTION TO VETERANS PROJECT & The Family Assistants Campaign.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Modern Tao – 7 Ways To Be Happy Just The Way You Are
Taoism is one thing, and Modern Tao is another. However, the new and revolutionized meaning of Taoism lies on the same principles and is definitely something that change our lives for the better.
Do you know what Tao means? Or what type of path it follows?
It is often translated as ‘the way’ or ‘the path’, but the actual meaning is much deeper, as I will detail below.
Lao Tzu is the creator of Taoism and the person who taught the Wu-Wei concept over the years. In a nutshell, the meaning of Wu-Wei is ‘no thing’, however it does not translate to doing nothing.
Instead, it means finding happiness and being spiritually fulfilled by simply following your own path and going with the flow of your own life entirely, as opposed to imitating others or their actions.
Lao Tzu has found the concept of Taoism years ago, when the civilization was not even close to what it is now.
However, his concept has been dramatically aligned to today’s standards and can definitely be applied to the tech-savvy, modern an fast-paced world.
The truth is, no matter how the world advances in the future, the concept and fundamental aspect of Taoism will always be the same, following simple principles and puzzles of life.
In order to understand and, eventually, master Taoism, you will have to commit to these 7 principles:
Our life is a big piece of mystery, and that is the way it should sometimes stay. Just think about it — isn’t it more fun to find out some answers later in the story rather than too soon?
Or, in other words, isn’t it better to find out the answer at the right time?
Connecting your body and mind to analyze a definition in the right time, upon which you will discover a real purpose in your life, is an important Tao principle.
Until then, it’s up to you to live it to the fullest.
Your true path begins now.
Fortunately, there will be no exams, credit checks or trick questions — it’s only you and your will to understand the principles of Taoism and accepting yourself as a creature starting from this moment, from the NOW.
Our nature is ever-changing and it will continue to be so. Just as it was years ago, it will still follow these principles in the future.
Therefore, resolving the contradictions in life should not be your practice. On the opposite, accepting them as tools for your future transformation is a key priority.
We are all different creatures, ruled by different desires, goals or habits.
That being said, every one of us should find their inner energy and practice rituals that reinforce it. That way, every moment will be fulfilled and brought to purpose.
Some people recharge their batteries in nature, while others through meditation.
However, energy is not a constant thing; it definitely needs a redirect and slight changes over time, until it fits with your personality and inner self.
Our spiritual selves play a big role when it comes to our gut feeling.
Staying in the flow according to Taoism is definitely based upon following your gut and instincts as the ultimate guides when things get too hectic.
Sharpening your intuition is what you need in order to make them perfect and stay in the flow in the best way possible.
The real beauty of Taoism is that it teaches to cherish every moment as perfect, however imperfect it may be.
Perfectionists would benefit from Tao especially, as the discipline encourages us to accept things as they are and find beauty and peace in every moment and situation.
There are many courses about Taoism. And, in reality, they will bring a radical change in your life if you think that this concept can make you a better person and help you evolve spiritually.
Applying the concepts of Tao will lead to an enlightened life, because you will accept the world as it is and cherish every given situation.