The Delicate Balance: Patience

Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifteen The Tao masters of antiquity, subtle wonders through mystery Depths that cannot be discerned because one cannot discern them Therefore one is forced to describe the appearance Hesitant, like crossing a wintry river; cautious, like fearing four neighbors Solemn, like a guest;…

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The Art of Nursing: Reconnect With the Nurse Within

Dearest Readers This coming Nurse’s Week,(May 6th) I’m speaking as part of an exciting new event called the Art of Nursing. It’s a four-day series bringing together 12 extraordinary nurse pioneers to share their thoughts on how we can bring back the art of nursing – that healing presence and patient-focused practice first envisioned by…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Three

Do not glorify the achievers so the people will not squabble Do not treasure goods that are hard to obtain So the people will not become thieves do not show the desired things So their hearts will not be confused thus the governance of the sage: Empties their hearts, fills their bellies, weakens their ambitions,…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Two

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises When it knows good as good, evil arises Thus being and non-being produce each other Difficult and easy bring about each other Long and short reveal each other High and low support each other Music and voice harmonize each other Front and back follow each other…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse One

The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of myriad things Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations These…

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