Lao Tzu provides a detailed explanation in chapter 8 of the Tao Te Ching. He speaks of seven specific and distinct ways that water can be connected with virtues:

1. Dwelling with the right location Water naturally flows to the lowest point in the immediate vicinity. This can be the metaphor for a humble person, because the arrogant person is quite the opposite in always seeking the highest, most visible spot. Thus, we can say that water embodies the Tao of humility. It is the natural kind of humility that never needs to be faked or forced — and exactly the kind that we need to cultivate in ourselves.

2. Feeling with great depth Truly virtuous people are like deep pools of water. Not everything about them is apparent at first glance. They possess such remarkable depth of character that it would take quite some time to really know them. They are like the sunken treasures deep beneath the waves. You may not real...

jan 15 2020 ∞
jan 15 2020 +
  • smell of my mother's room
  • smell of my father's tahoe
  • Spyro: A Hero's Tail
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Aaron's cologne & deodorant
  • smell of Aunt Matilda's house
  • sound of beer can opening
  • sound of my father's motorcycle
  • "Welcome to Tennessee" sign
  • fall decorations
  • sound of Ma's feet on hardwood floor
  • sound/smell of my mother making coffee
  • Christmas Island
  • egg burritos in the Bill Heard parking lot before school
  • smell of Cat's neck fat
  • mink blankets
  • the drive upSignal Mountain
  • Clemens' back porch
  • Heath Park
jul 26 2016 ∞
jul 9 2020 +
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
  • The Valley Of Ten Peaks, Canada
  • Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Havasu Creek, Arizona
  • Dead Sea, Israel
  • North Cascades National Park, Washington
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Blue Lakes Trail, Colorado
  • Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland
  • Lake Louise, Canada
  • Moraine Lake, Canada
  • Trolltunga, Norway
  • Valais, Switzerland
  • Preikestolen, Norway
dec 16 2019 ∞
jan 14 2020 +
  • Aquarius /Libra /Pisces /Aries /Cancer
  • INFP
  • Enneagram: 9-Peacemaker/Mediator
  • Life Path #7
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Archetypes:
    • 60% Intellectual
    • 27% Spiritual
    • 13% Explorer
  • Eysenck Personality Theory:
    • 35% Extroversion/Sociability
    • 52% Neuroticism/Emotionality
    • 55% Psychoticism/Rebelliousness
  • Big Five:
    • 32% Extroversion
    • 52% Orderliness
    • 55% Emotional Stability
    • 64% Acommodation
jan 18 2017 ∞
jul 8 2020 +
  • absinthe
  • açaí bowl
  • alligator
  • baba ghanoush
  • baklava
  • banana milk
  • beignets
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • calamari
  • caviar
  • Cheesecake Factory “chicken parmesan pizza style”
  • chickpea tuna
  • chitlins
  • Cosmopolitan
  • crab legs
  • creme brûlée
  • deer meat
  • dumplings
  • durian
  • edamame
jul 26 2016 ∞
jul 9 2020 +
  • sleeping on the opposite end of a bed
  • rewatching TV shows I've already seen 5000 times
  • taking a healthy, massive poo
  • rearranging furniture
  • being in bed with my cat
  • leaving the gym after a good workout
  • applying makeup with nowhere to go
  • riding shotgun through big cities
  • having my foot skin peeled by Aaron
  • having my hair played with by anyone
  • the smell of books
  • sewing by hand with needle and thread
  • reading about my astrological chart
  • being outside in the silence of snow
  • turning temperature in house down super low
  • writing new quotes & poems in my journals
  • blank notebooks
  • having the windows open on cold, grey, wi...
jul 23 2016 ∞
may 13 2020 +
  • I stand with Planned Parenthood and the belief that a women as individuals knows what is best for their bodies and their lives
  • I stand for marijuana and the use of it medically, recreationally, and economically.
  • I stand with lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexuals.
  • I stand with Black Lives Matter>All Lives Matter.
  • I stand for the legal ownership of firearms.
  • I stand with my sister, in any and all situations.
  • I believe in the harshest possible punishments for convicted sexual offenders.
  • I believe in the original definition of "feminism".
  • I believe in astrology.
  • I believe in aliens.
jul 20 2016 ∞
oct 8 2017 +
  • fluent Spanish
  • knitting
  • yoga
  • french braid
  • drive motorcycle
  • bartending
  • poker
  • Photoshop
  • chess
dec 17 2019 ∞
dec 17 2019 +
  • A:
    • abattoir
    • aberration
    • abhorrent
    • abject
    • absolution
    • absquatulate
    • acrid
    • acrimonious
    • affinity
    • akimbo
    • allure
    • amalgam
    • ambivalence
    • anatidaephobia
    • animas
    • antipode
    • apostate
    • apoplectic
    • apt
oct 7 2017 ∞
jan 14 2020 +

Mexico

    • Sonora
    • Jalisco
    • Sinaloa

Canada:

    • Quebec
      • Hotel de Glace
    • Alberta
      • Moraine Lake
      • Glacier Skywalk 

Europe:

    • UK
      • White Cliffs of Dover
jan 13 2017 ∞
jun 14 2020 +
  • being rushed
  • being pushed towards doing something
  • having something explained to me that I'm already aware of
  • when Aaron raises his voice at me
  • being forced to watch YouTube videos
  • when nobody says "bless you" after I sneeze
  • Vince Vaughn
  • bigotry in any form
  • idealizing/romanticizing of mental illness
  • parents who don’t take the task of raising a child seriously
  • taking political correctness too fucking far
  • being called when it's obvious I prefer texting
  • people who don't use their blinkers
  • people who are drunk/high around me when I'm not
oct 11 2016 ∞
jan 28 2020 +

Alaska

    • Kenai Fjords National Park

Arizona:

    • Yuma
    • Sedona
      • Vortex Sites
      • Airport Mesa
    • Grand Canyon/Skywalk
    • Meteor Crater
    • Four Corners Monument

California:

    • Tehachapi (paternal Abuela)
    • San Francisco
      • The Castro/Castro Theater
jul 24 2016 ∞
jun 14 2020 +
  • full-fledged panic attacks
  • having things taken out/put into my body via needle
  • getting into a car accident
  • talking on the phone
  • vomiting
  • loss of loved one
  • cockroaches
  • confinement
  • forced small talk
  • demonic possession
  • aneurysms
  • watching parents get older
  • possibility of giving future kid clinical depression
  • losing Cat
  • never reaching any career goals
  • burning to death/drowning
  • being stabbed
  • postpartum depression
  • sleep paralysis
jul 23 2016 ∞
nov 19 2019 +
  • Listography
  • Travel:
    • App in the Air
    • TripBucket
    • Smith Hotels
    • been
    • WeHostels
    • myplaces
    • TripIt
    • Fav Locations
    • maps.me
    • Google Trips
    • Trip Planner Pro
    • GeoWiki
    • PackPoint
    • Time Place
    • Poynt
    • Sidekix
    • Rome2rio
    • Travelmath
jul 28 2015 ∞
oct 16 2017 +