I am an ex-Christian who has studied many of the world’s belief systems to aid me in figuring out what I believe. Taoism really struck me. I think it’s beautiful if you read its utter simplicity as written by Lao Tsu.
I also love to learn. I am passionate about education, & love random facts. I’ve taken longer than necessary in college because I’ve adored being able to learn from so many people about so many things. I’ve been told that makes me someone who will never return to a childlike state. But with Taoism, there is a lack of labels, an acceptance of the vastness of what is beyond us, a balance between the male & female, fire & water, & a return to a natural state without the need to be molded into what other religions, governments, & societies have told us we should be & know. Instead we are the ‘uncarved block.’
How have or have not others resolved this conflict, or is it indeed a conflict for anyone else. Any of your thoughts & opinions would be appreciate
I should also add that I’m not rushing to add ‘one true religion’ to my life. I consider myself spiritual, not religous. However, that dones’t mean that I don’t wish to understand myself in regards to other religions and systems of faith
Taoism and knowledge: can you have both?