The Tao of Pooh
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There have been many books written about you and your friends. The most recent one is about how you are a western Taoist.” courage compassion comes courage. Piglet is afraid but when his friends are in trouble he’s the first to run after them to help. You don’t have to be brave for the sake of being brave, love breeds bravery and the more you love the braver you will naturally become because truly caring about something else will train your instincts to protect it at all costs.
I’m frequently disappointed when I get to know new people. I’m never disappointed when I talk with good friends.Using Wu Wei, you go by circumstances and listen to your own intuition. "This isn’t the best time to do this. I’d better go that way." Like that. When you do that sort of thing, people may say you have a Sixth Sense or something. All it really is, though, is being Sensitive to Circumstances. That’s just natural. It’s only strange when you don’t listen.” Music and living are the same thing” the image in the book that was used was someone banging on the keyboards isn’t making music, but removing the keys from the piano doesn’t make music either. Our every day actions are playing notes and some people compose more beautiful symphonies at times but we don’t remove the keys of everyone else. The problem is that the examples Hoff provides of the benefits (such as Pooh finding Eeyore's tail by not trying to find Eeyore's tail) are fictional and selective. One can't help but think of a host of real-world examples in which active involvement, planning, preparation, and knowledge - all things Hoff apparently despises - have been crucial to accomplish important goals and even save lives. If he could adopt a little bit of the mindset of Ecclesiastes, he might realize that there's a time for everything.
The Taoist principle of accepting the flow of life is beautifully captured by the following lines from the Tao of Pooh: Surprise Hit. When Hoff first published The Tao of Pooh, his editor told him that it was unlikely to sell very well because it was “too esoteric to appeal to the general public.” than the long-alleged author, the “Old Master” of legend, Lao-tzu. And his chapter notes shed new light on the author’s surprisinglyBecause many people are afraid of emptiness, however, because it reminds them of loneliness. Everything has to be filled in, it seems—appointment books, hillsides, vacant lots—but when all the spaces are filled, the loneliness really begins. Then the groups are joined, the classes are signed up for, the gift-to-yourself items are bought. When the loneliness starts creeping in the door, the television set is turned on to make it go away. But it doesn’t go away. So some of us do instead, and after discarding the emptiness of the big congested mess, we discover the fullness of nothing. Thirty thousand people were killed today when five jumbo airliners collided over downtown Los Angeles…,” the Radio announced.