365 Tao Daily Meditations Author:Ming-Dao Deng Umbrella, light, landscape, sky- — There is no language of the holy. — The sacred lies in the ordinary. — This treasury of life-enhancing daily readings turns a wise Taoist light on every facet of life. Each daily entry with a one-word title and its Chinese character in elegant calligraphy. — A brief, poetic aphorism provides the theme, followed by ... more »a clear, insightful mediation on the day′s Taoist principle.« less
I picked this book up in a little second-hand shop for a bit of nothing, and promptly fell in love. It stayed on my desk in a place of honor. One can open the book to any page and find a a quick moment of calm in a fast-paced world.
I've been reading this gem daily for several years, following the recommended date-dependent schedule that ties the meditations to the seasons. Each year I find something new to savor and contemplate. Each year I have new personal insights.