Friday, July 13, 2012

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Oh, how I loved this book!

Hoff uses dialog with Pooh and friends to explain Western Taoism. I'm no expert, but Taoism is basically living simply, living naturally and basically going with the flow. Much like Winnie the Pooh does.

This is a very small book (about 176 pages) but it is really packed with good information on how to embrace your inner Winnie. Hoff uses Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Piglet and Eeyore to explain how Pooh embodies the Taoist mindset while others basically try too hard. Rabbit tries to be clever and often fails, Eeyore is a downer, Owl tries to be knowledgeable and often fails.....  Poor other critters.

For a little dose of living simply and happily, this is a good book to read and re-read.
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