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A Path Leading to Inner Peace

Dr. Aihan Kuhn


I have been studying Daoist philosophy for 26 years. I have often read the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) book. Every time I read it, I gain another layer of understanding of the true meaning of the Dao. With an understanding of the deep meaning of the Dao, a sense of peace can be found.

The world is changing; some things are good, some are not so good, and some are very bad, such as War. We sometimes feel hopeless or helpless; other times, we feel anger or sadness. How can we deal with this? One thing we need to do is to keep our inner peace with Dao and Qi practice. 

As I continue practicing Qi Gong, the Dao must be present to keep my inner peace. I am here to share a sample chapter with you. I hope you can take it and benefit from it.



Tao Te Ching, Chapter 2, Recognizing Dualities

By Lao Tzu


When all people know beauty as beauty, ugliness exists.

When all people know good as good, evil arises.

Thus, being and non-being generate each other.

Difficult and easy complement each other.

Long and short form each other.

High and low support each other.

Tone and voice harmonize each other.

First and last follow each other.


So, the sage acts by doing nothing,

Teaches without speech,

All things arise but he doesn’t originate them.

He works without expectation.

Accomplishes without taking credit.

Because he takes no credit,

The credit remains with him.


“One of the keys to Daoist thought is the recognition of dualities. All processes have active and passive principles. All physical conditions have opposites. Most failures come from thinking of the dualities as polarities. Instead of seeing active and passive aspects of action as complementary, we label one as good, automatically making the other bad, and try to ignore or eliminate the other. This makes no more sense than trying to cut a magnet in two to remove one of the poles.”……. by Jerry Dalton, Tao Te Ching A New Approach- Backward down the Path. 


We continue our monthly Dao study and discussion at Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute. This activity has helped many members, including myself, with less stress, better emotions, better energy, and a better way of seeing the world and life. Please get in touch with me if you would like to participate in one of our meetings; we offer one free Dao study meeting for non-members. It is free to all TQHI members. If you would like to become a member of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute, please sign up for membership on the website:


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