The Daily Tao

365 Meditations on the Tao Te Ching


By William Martin

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An accessible daily guide to applying the timeless wisdom of the Tao Te Ching to your life, featuring an original translation from Taoist author William Martin

The Daily Tao is an invitation to choose peace over distraction, flexibility over fear, and wisdom over turmoil. Written in 400 BCE by the Chinese sage Laozi, the Tao Te Ching is a potent source of wisdom that speaks to spiritual seekers across faith traditions and secular lines.

 Inside the Daily Tao, you'll find a reading from the Tao Te Ching for every day of the year, along with a reflection to lead you to deeper understanding, and an intention for the day. Whether you begin your morning with the Tao or snatch a spare moment of calm in the hurry of the day, The Daily Tao will create a practice of reflection that will echo through your life. 

The word Tao literally translates to "the way" and the Daily Tao is the perfect  companion on that journey, step by step and day by day. Author William Martin's extensive work on the Tao has been embraced by countless readers and praised by the likes of Oprah and Alice Walker. Drawing on work first shared in his beloved book A Path and a Practice, this original translation of the Tao maintains the lyrical poeticism of the text while making its wisdom accessible for all. 

The Daily Tao is part of The Day by Day series, a collection of books designed to help readers infuse the rhythms of their lives with meaning and intention. Our lives are built by small choices, tiny moments, and quiet thoughts—The Day by Day series is a gentle way to choose those moments and begin to build a life you love. 


On Sale
Dec 3, 2024
Page Count
432 pages
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William Martin

About the Author

A native Californian, Bill graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in electronic engineering. After four years as a research scientist for the U.S. Navy, Bill returned to graduate school, earning a master’s degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He did not find himself fitting within the traditional clergy structure, so, guided by his love of the Tao Te Ching, he began to seek his own way. He has been a student and teacher of the Tao for more than four decades and has published many books on the subject, including the popular, Parent’s Tao Te Ching. Bill now lives in southern Arizona with his spouse, Nancy. He continues to teach classes and work with private students. 

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