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Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs? If so, then check out this podcast! In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be a great tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power”. Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1 In the Recovery Revolution Community, RRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every week on a number of different topics led by a wide mix of addicts and alcoholics in recovery. For more information about the RRC, go to https://omarpinto.com/membership-community/ If you join the RRC, you will not only be able to participate in this meeting, along with many more live meetings, but also access a video library of past meetings plus many more benefits of this growing community. Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs? If so, then check out this podcast! In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be a great tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power”. Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1 In the Recovery Revolution Community, RRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every week on a number of different topics led by a wide mix of addicts and alcoholics in recovery. For more information about the RRC, go to https://omarpinto.com/membership-community/ If you join the RRC, you will not only be able to participate in this meeting, along with many more live meetings, but also access a video library of past meetings plus many more benefits of this growing community. Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

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Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs? If so, then check out this podcast! In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be a great tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power”. Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1 In the Recovery Revolution Community, RRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every week on a number of different topics led by a wide mix of addicts and alcoholics in recovery. For more information about the RRC, go to https://omarpinto.com/membership-community/ If you join the RRC, you will not only be able to participate in this meeting, along with many more live meetings, but also access a video library of past meetings plus many more benefits of this growing community. Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Language:

English

Contact:

770-310-3782


Episodes

Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 56 – Character of the Sage!

7/1/2020
In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 56 of the Tao Te Ching. In Chapter 56, Lao Tzu not only gives a description of what enlightenment looks like in our actions and attitudes but also what action to take to get there. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:56 Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT...

Duration:00:35:12

Chuang Tzu – Great Knowledge – Freedom from Fear!

6/25/2020
In this episode, we discuss how fear divides and controls our lives. Instead of being in the moment, we allow our fear to keep us in the past or the future – both keep us from experiencing the solution, which is love! Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting) Would You like to receive a...

Duration:00:44:57

Chuang Tzu – The Breath of Nature!

6/21/2020
In this episode, we discuss this beautiful poem attributed to Chuang Tzu. We discuss breathe and wind and analogies related to spirituality and letting go. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting) Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources,...

Duration:00:35:17

Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 55 – The Need to Know!

6/17/2020
In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 55 of the Tao Te Ching. A good discussion of how “the need to know” permeates all areas of life. Also discussed are the similarities between Christianity and Buddhist Zen and the need to know in both approaches to spirituality. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:55 Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct...

Duration:01:07:10

Chuang Tzu – A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler – What Do We Value?

6/11/2020
In this episode, we study, A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler, a writing of Chuang Tzu. Great discussion of how empty our life can be if we place too much value on achieving our goals. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting) Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the...

Duration:00:48:56

Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 54 – Cultivating the Tao!

6/10/2020
This is a bonus episode of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, we talk about how we cultivate the Tao in our lives. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:54 Link to article and the effectiveness of AA; ...

Duration:01:04:25

Chuang Tzu – The Useless Tree – Being Useful in Your Uselessness!

6/7/2020
In this episode, our discussion starts with Chuang Tzu’s, The Useless Tree, and moves to Shel Silverstein's, The Giving Tree. Great discussion of how perceived uselessness can be an asset rather than a liability. We discuss labels, judgment, acceptance, expectations, and other aspects of how recovery related to the useless tree. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link;...

Duration:00:47:29

Zach E., Craig M. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 53 – Pride, Pride, Pride!

6/3/2020
This is a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. with a guest appearance from Craig M. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 53rd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. We concluded, in our experience, that meditation was the way to staying centered and not getting sidetracked with pride and ego. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:53 Meetings during...

Duration:01:06:45

Thomas Merton – The Way of Chuang Tzu Chapter 1!

5/31/2020
In this episode, we start our study of Chuang Tzu. We discuss the first chapter of the book entitled, “The Way of Chuang Tzu” by Thomas Merton. A good discussion of the potential of love in everyone, when we fulfill the commands of our true nature, rather than those of our ego-self. Download the book we are studying here; https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/MertonChuangTzu.pdf Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;...

Duration:00:51:58

Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 52 - Yielding Is the Action That Brings Strength!

5/27/2020
This is a bonus episode of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 52nd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, and how COVID has brought a realization that Buddy’s level of surrender was much less than he thought - still a lot of yielding to do! We end the conversation with child rearing, Zach’s upcoming new arrival, and meditation with children. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every...

Duration:01:17:50

Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 51 and Seeing Where You Are Going!

5/21/2020
This is the first of hopefully many bonus episodes of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 51st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, being the observer, stopping resistance, making space, acceptance, and much more! Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:51 Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri -...

Duration:00:53:58

Chapter 81 Tao Te Ching – Living Empty!

5/14/2020
In the 81st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how a life filled with giving is the most fulfilling. How do I learn to give? By being Empty – empty of our rules, the desire to know, the need to control, ambition, and forcing our needs on others are just a few ways of being empty. We also hear lots of ways of giving other than monetary. One of the most difficult is giving others the right to their opinions. Great Discussion! Emptiness version of the Serenity Prayer God grant us...

Duration:01:01:48

Chapter 80 Tao Te Ching – Contentment!

5/7/2020
In the 80th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes a life of contentment – where our bucket list is made of things we can find within. Turning the light within – not only for disturbances but for our contentment and satisfaction too! What we read here is definitely the result of practice, and many of the gifts recovery brings to our lives. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;...

Duration:00:40:39

Chapter 79 Tao Te Ching – Resentments – Seeking a Way to Give!

4/30/2020
In the 79th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how the Tao is on the side of those that seek a way to give rather than to get. A good discussion on dealing with lingering resentments that plague anyone that does not take the action of “returning injury with kindness” in any altercation, especially the small ones with those we are the closest. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;...

Duration:00:53:43

Chapter 78 Tao Te Ching – Exerting Powerlessness Like Water!

4/23/2020
In the 78th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu gives another analogy demonstrating the paradoxical strength of water. We see so much more peace in our lives as we learn to respond like water in our everyday life - an excellent discussion of the similar characteristics of water, love, and recovery. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:78 Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT...

Duration:00:48:17

Chapter 77 Tao Te Ching – Living Without Relying on Your Effort!

4/16/2020
In the 77th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, we think Lao Tzu is giving another description of wu wei but who really knows. There is a place of use and ease when using a bow. A bow is useless if it is not in balance. We discuss how we see a bow relating to recovery and life itself. Can we lower expectations and humbly approach life so we can be more useful in more moments of the day? Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;...

Duration:00:54:33

Chapter 76 Tao Te Ching – Flexibility Is a Strength Not a Weakness!

4/9/2020
In the 76th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu explains flexibility. Anything alive is flexible, pliable, and meek. Death brings rigidity, stiffness, and weakness. Learning to be flexible in everyday life is essential for living undisturbed - an excellent discussion of the application of being flexible. The tender, soft, compliant, yielding, gentle, humble, and meek will rise to the top and overcome! Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting;...

Duration:00:48:51

Chapter 75 Tao Te Ching – Those Who Do Not Cling to Their Life Can Save It!

4/2/2020
In the 75th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes the ways that our attachment, resistance, and other demands keep us from enjoying life. Good discussion on the things we are clinging to and how to let go. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:75 Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week -...

Duration:00:45:17

Fear and the Tao Te Ching – No Greater Illusion than Fear!

3/26/2020
Lao Tzu said much about our response to fear. Our real problem is not the pandemic or any other issue. Instead, our problem is the fear of that issue or problem. Good discussion on the difference between fear and danger. We also discussed how to move from fear to love with the application of the tools of recovery. Books referenced; Letting Go the Pathway to Surrender; David R. Hawkins Love is Letting Go of Fear; Gerald G. Jampolsky Fear; Thich Nhat Hanh Meetings during the pandemic; 1...

Duration:01:05:54

Chapter 74 Tao Te Ching – Living with No Fear of Loss!

3/12/2020
In the 74th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes what happens when we try to control the future out of fear. Death is not the issue. Death is coming in all things. Our fear based control in trying to prevent death is the issue and always leads to harm. Good discussion, not only about the fear of death of our natural life but also fear of death in our relationships, jobs, etc. We also discussed the mechanics behind what we think happens when we pray for others to have what we...

Duration:00:51:21