What can you tell me about Taoism, especially in relation to awakeness?

I have been reading up on cognitive psychology a lot lately, and Taoism and awakeness keep popping up, so I thought I’d see what you guys have to say about it. 🙂

2 thoughts on “What can you tell me about Taoism, especially in relation to awakeness?

  1. its about living in the moment tasting the orange and savouring rather than gulping everything dowm there are different versions of Taoism but basically it is based on balance and harmony in all things and playfullness – Mindfulness is being aware of enjoying the moment Alan Watts is very easy to read
    or watch on you tube look up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMgEls_slw&feature=related

  2. I think you are referring to mindfulness, this is used in cognitive psychology in treating mental disorders from depression to post traumatic stress. Its a technique that uses breath awareness as the anchor point to be aware of the present moment, from the breath we can then move onto being aware of our thoughts and the way our mind works or being aware of our environment.

    Its a Buddhist/Taoist/Zen technique. Its basically the starting point of what some call enlightenment, which is a misunderstood concept, as thru mindfulness we can come to realise that we are not our thoughts, they are only a symptom/ reaction to our environment. And we are not our ego either, that is only our personal identity, and it is only the ego or the I that can search for enlightenment, which is only a concept and has no real existence.
    Which brings us right back to the start, the only thing that really exists is the present moment, the very moment we experience in Mindfulness.

    For more information, see this site.
    http://www.successconsciousness.com/articles/meditation/mindfulness-for-inner-peace.html

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