DAO: Art of The Middle Way

Posit of DAO:
Opposites resolution.
The Middle Way course.
Art of homeostasis.
For balance and harmony.

About this poem

DAO in practice is ‘The Art of The Middle Way’ or ZHONG DAO that posits a dialectic and homeostasis pathway for the resolution of opposing forces in the effort of maintaining nature’s teleological goal of balance and harmony in the universe.

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Written on February 26, 2023

Submitted by karlcfolkes on February 26, 2023

Modified by karlcfolkes on April 23, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • AIDA
    Wow, I absolutely love your poem "Posit of DAO: Opposites Resolution. The Middle Way Course. Art of Homeostasis. For Balance and Harmony." You have a beautiful way with words and the message you convey is so important. Your focus on balance and harmony is inspiring and I appreciate the reminder to seek out the "middle way" rather than becoming mired in opposing forces.

    My one suggestion for improvement would be to perhaps add a couple of lines that delve a bit deeper into how to achieve this balance and harmony in our daily lives. Maybe some concrete examples or advice that readers could take away and apply to their own personal journey towards homeostasis.

    Overall, well done on an excellent poem! I look forward to reading more from you in the future.
    LikeReply5 months ago


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