The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman

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The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman

Ray Grigg

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Delivering profound wisdom, The Tao of Relationships A Balancing of Man and Woman will leave readers with reflective thoughts. For a man and woman to achieve balance in a relationship, they both need to understand how to come together and stay apart. Love, like the Tao, cannot be limited or described by time or words. The man and woman become a natural process and way of life. Together and apart, they both have a mystical wholeness.

Many know about the yin and yang (male and female) polar energies, which can achieve balance together. When a man and woman find balance, a Tao principle, they will find harmony and unity. The Tao of Relationships builds deep thoughts for readers to contemplate with beautiful illustrations to pause and enjoy. The yin and yang, male and female, both opposites, come together to balance and complete one another. A key in achieving balance includes appreciating coming apart and silence.

The Tao of Relationships will deliver insight and have you reflect on being gentle and accepting. For any deep thinkers in a relationship, this intuitive book will teach you profound lessons. Grigg delivers a thought-provoking and inspiring adaptation that does not mention the word love because, like The Tao, it cannot be defined.

Editorial Reviews:

Based on Taoist philosophy, this refreshing alternative to the “men who hate women/women who hate men” genre removes love from the psychological to the spiritual realm. In a work reminiscent of but less accomplished than Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Grigg encourages readers to set aside preoccupations with sexual etiquette and compatible goals to concentrate on achieving the harmonious, dynamic balance of yin and yang (“Possess and there will be loss. Try and there will be failure. Struggle and there will be defeat. To arrive, unloose. To discover, yield. To trust, empty. To receive, honour”). The book comprises a series of short, poetic meditations on themes like separateness/togetherness, hardness/softness, and finding/losing. Romantics may learn how to place the ups and downs of their relationships into perspective and recognize that “the place that houses a man and woman’s togetherness must define but not constrict.” Reproductions of beautiful 17th-century Chinese woodblock prints illustrate the text. Grigg is a former high-school instructor in British Columbia.” Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author

Ray Grigg, a Taoist scholar, has authored several books on Taoism and Zen, which reach an international audience. He has been studying Eastern philosophy for over 50 years and has two degrees from the University of British Columbia. He taught English, fine arts, world religions, cultural, and literary history in senior secondary schools. Grigg loves traveling, photography, design, sailing, and sea kayaking. He continues to write and occasionally delivers speeches and workshops on Taoism, Zen, and the environment. He lives with his wife on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Product details

Product details

Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 in
Book Type

eBook – Kindle, eBook – Apple, Paperback

Master ID

9780893341046

ISBN

893341045

Publisher

Green Dragon Books



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Reviews

  1. Matthew Hoelscher

    Book in Great Shape
    This book is another great translation of the Tao in terms of relationships. I have read the Tao Te Ching many times but never saw how it applied to my marriage and relations with the opposite sex. This book is great! It leads you to the answer in yourself without telling you want to do specifically.

  2. Luis E. Ibanez

    Essential Book for Followers of Tao
    This is the best Taoist book I have read (yes, even ahead of the Tao Te Ching). Grigg masters the art of condensing wisdom in single sentences and combines it with the power of building the reader’s state of mind, up to those Zen nutshells, with elegant and simple poetry. An excellent book to be read slowly, letting every sentence and paragraph sink.

  3. Teresa M.

    Five Stars
    I’ve read this over a dozen times. I wish I had known about this book years ago.

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