Practicality appears immiscible until you let it be, then the frustration dissolves.
Desire to be at one with the mother of the Universe and there will be no need to worry when you embody this realm.
It's hard not to dose off at times because the narrator's voice is extremely mellow. The lessons are epic and timeless, so I wish the narration had a little more passion behind it. That said, I'm still glad I bought it and will gladly listen to it again when I need a reminder to be more balanced.
Stephen Mitchell's translation of the Tao te Ching is one of the best, most egalitarian crystallizations of world changing wisdom I've ever encountered, and I've encountered a LOT.
This is the version that speaks to our time and to those of us with zen practice. Those starting to meditate may enjoy this as well.
It's as genuine of an expression of the Tao as I've ever found.
Narrator translates the lessons in a clear soft spoken manner. An easy listen! Great for a cup of tea at Starbucks while watching people go by or a deep meditation to put me asleep. Each time I listen to the chapters I get a new meaning out of the lesson.
A beautiful reading of this wise and poetic collection of teachings. My only criticism is the jarring intrusion of lengthy promotional material following close upon the final syllable. I encourage purchasers and listeners to discourage the insertion of this kind of material wherever and whenever it appears uninvited. It is not what we pay for, and it is destructive to the efforts of the authors and readers of good literature to create a rewarding experience for the purchaser.