When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun. – The Tao of Pooh
The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is not so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we won’t have very much. But if we add up the spaces between the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards and the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent. What if we could enjoy it? – The Tao of Pooh
Do you want to be really happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got. – The Tao of Pooh
This Sunday, October 28th, at 7:30 PM marks our one-year anniversary of the TSA Book Club. We will be hosting our 7th meeting and are excited to continue in the upcoming months. This last year has been filled with lively discussions of yoga and yoga-related books. We kicked off our meetings last October discussing Hand Wash Cold and have been having lots of fun ever since. The Sunday, we’ll be discussing by far one of my favorite books The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. While this book explores Taoism, many of the underlying tenants parallel those in yogic philosophy. I read it for the first time in the fall of 1999 and have kept it close at hand ever since. It’s provided me with easy and approachable reminders about life and I always find myself coming back to it.
So, if you’re interested in taking your yoga practice off of the mat, join Sarah, me, and the TSA Book Club for a lively discussion of The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff this coming Sunday, October 28th, from 7:30-8:30pm in the tea lounge.
We’ll be serving tea and cookies (would you expect anything different?) and delving a bit deeper into this wonderful yogic read. Come with questions, thoughts, input, and/or just an interest in the book.
Hope to see you there!