authorI'm a writer of fiction in the form of inspirational poetry. Due to humble inborn mystical capacities am I able to re-integrate much of my previous lifetimes as a Taoist, which is the foremost source of my inspiration. Taoism is a form of ancient Chinese mysticism that pursues a harmonious unity with nature. The ancient Taoist path that I remember was about Taoists not only perceiving the Tao as the divine source of life, but especially as a passageway into nature.
In order to understand this, we must see that the Tao is not only the source of life but naturally also the universal essence of all things. Because the Tao is the universal essence of all things, it has a bridging function between all things, as if it enables a neural network to exist between the myriad facets of life. Therefore those who learn to live in compliance with Tao learn to interface with reality, and so become wise and harmonious.
I also like to refer to this quality as transcendental empathy.
The meaning of empathy is that one is able to understand another person by being able to place oneself in his or her position. By living in compliance with Tao, one places oneself in the universal essence of all things, thereby attaining an empathic relationship with the truths of life, including the laws and principles of nature. This is where esoteric wisdom such as yoga, qi gong, inner alchemy, the internal martial arts and tantra come from.
This means that I my work is quickly inclined to not pay too much attention to what the ancient Taoists have learned, but rather how they learned. In this manner do I hope that people do not only get the fruit of Tao practice, but also know how to find its roots. Transcendental empathy relies on a state of deep mystical Stillness, a state of being which I like to express in poetically written fiction, such as Lions of Virtue. I employ a mystical form of writing in which I translate the "patterns of energetic harmony" that I experience in my deeper mystical unity with Tao and nature into patterns of phonological harmony in speech. This means my sentence structures attain a certain rhytm in sound inspired by my mystical experience. To those sensitive enough, this gives my work a mantra-like power that will bring my audience closer to the Tao and natural harmony. I would like to refer you to the following excellent authors and teachers whom have a much deeper understanding of the Tao than myself: Daniel Reid, Master Wu, Mitchell Damo, Carl Abbot, Shi Heng Yi.