The Activist's Tao Te Ching


Change and anger are in the air. While Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river.

It contains revolutionary messages condemning power-seeking and greed. It emphasizes that humans have a “natural virtue” that can help them heal the planet; it shows how Taoism’s simplicity can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and it reassures us that “when injustice is the rule, justice always lies in wait.”

It is my hope that this book will help us ride the waves of anger and frustration and find the energy to let peace flow through us.

“We have learned the secret of transformation: Injustice feeds our determination. Hate increases our love. Wounds bring forth our healing, and fear uncovers our courage and serenity.”