Pooh and I are Taoist Monks

Disney's adaptation of Stephen Slesinger, Inc....

I don’t know about you but as I get older, I often think back to When We Were Very Young. It’s a thought process that many people probably tend towards from time to time, especially once they reach that metaphorical ‘certain age’ in life, whatever that point may be.

Perhaps it’s a type of frustration, that and a craving for the more simple things in life as we age. After all, life is in reality quiet simple, it’s just that people tend to complicate it…

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 secrets known to those of the Uncarved Block. Pooh (and I) could so easily be Taoist creations!

Over the centuries, Taoism classic teachings were developed and divided into philosophical, monastic, and folk religious forms. All of these could be included under the general heading of Taoism. But the basic Taoism is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life. From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness…(just-pooh.com)

Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)..(wikipedia.org).

I for one am happy to be a latter-day Pooh!

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About Dave Hasney

National Coordinator for UK SMART Recovery - Previously a Recovery Worker and prior to that a Management Consultant and H&S Practitioner - Kept sane by Angling, Good Food, Real Ale & Wine - Cynical thoughts sometimes developed from others.

Posted on 07-12-2013, in Angling, Bankside Bubbles, Society Babble and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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