The Tao te Ching can be poetic or you can be challenged by William Martin to actually live a spiritual life. How does each of us learn to be compassionate, live only in today, allow life to unfold as it will anyway? These are the challenges of this book with a question for each chapter of the Tao in the back. Written to challenge any spiritual individual to live their belief, not just declare it.
I've met very few authors who's writing made me want to actually go to meet them, but after reading William Martin's 'A Path and a Practice', I've decided that I'd really love to sit down and speak my heart to Mr. Martin.
Although his translation of Laozi's 'Tao te Ching' is pretty far from the original Chinese that it was written in, the SPIRIT of 'the Old Master' prevades every page of this wonderful book.
It's the nearest thing that I can imagine to actually sitting down and learning from old Laozi himself.
And what's more, is that this treasure of a book is written by a man whose heart is wide open.
If you want to learn how to live Taoism in modern times, here in our hectic world, I strongly encourage you to read this book.
Every page of this awesome book is a meditation, and a chance to learn from a teacher who is living the Tao, and writing the Tao, as much as one can, for us to learn from.
This book is much like a deep conversation with a really good friend, who has insight into your own soul and spirit.
If you long to learn real philosophical Taoism, from someone who obvisously lives it out in his own life, I urge you to purchase this awesome book.
It's full of gentle Taoist wisdom and lovely meditations, that you'll be touched by, in a way that will continue, long after you put this book down.
And Mr. Martin, perchance you might read this review, I want to say thank you so much, for writing this heartfelt book.