The Tao Made Easy by Alan Cohen
Timeless Wisdom to Navigate a Changing World. This delightfully readable, directly impactful guide puts the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching right in your hands.
On the Back of the Book
May you live during interesting times: so goes an ancient Chinese blessing - or some say curse. That wish has come true for us. Now what? In this radically illuminating book, Alan Cohen delves into one of the world's most venerated wisdom texts for answers and brings the lofty and enigmatic concepts of the Tao Te Ching down to earth in fresh, easy-to-grasp language with practical, personal examples we can use to uplift our daily lives.
With the exception of the Bible, the classic Tao Te Ching is the bestselling book of all time. However its interpretation and application remain a mystery to many of us as we live in a far more complicated and fast-paced world than Chinese sage Lao Tse did when he penned his 81 stanzas, 2,500 years ago. In The Tao Made Easy, Alan Cohen takes the lofty and enigmatic concepts of the Tao and brings them down to Earth in modern language, with lots of practical examples readers can apply to their daily lives.
Most other interpretations of the Tao march through the stanzas one by one. Here Alan Cohen calls forth the ancient verses around themes that are central to our modern lives - from love to work to the lessons we learn from pain. Then he brings each message to life in short vignettes where he imagines himself a student of Lao Tse and interacts with the master directly and intimately. He invites you to join the ancient sage and the contemporary seeker as they wend their way through the challenges and triumphs of the same journey you're taking yourself.
Total Pages: 225 (Paperback)
About the Author
Alan Cohen is the author of 26 inspirational books, including A Course in Miracles Made Easy and the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life. A respected keynoter and seminar leader, Alan has taught at Monclair State University, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and EnTheos Academy for Optimal Living. He is contributing writer for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, has appeared on national radio and television and is a featured presenter in the award-winning documentary Finding Joe, celebrating the teachings of Joseph Campbell.